Explore the initiatives and programs being implemented by organizations around the country to modernize their services, address the diverse needs of changing populations, and implement entrepreneurial and sustainable funding streams.
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The Older Americans Act Nutrition Program: Did You Know…?

May 29, 2015

The Administration on Aging, Administration on Community Living has prepared an informational document on general information about the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program, and common misconceptions about policies and practices. Topics covered range from dietary requirements, use of local produce, payment models to program operation strategies.

Combatting Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Adults Access SNAP

April 15, 2015

This toolkit provides an overview of the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in addressing the food insecurity needs of older adults and offers guidance on: planning for SNAP outreach, crafting messages and marketing materials, and developing resources for evaluating outreach efforts. Link: http://pdf.aarpfoundation.org/i/397003

Food Is Medicine: Opportunities in Public and Private Health Care for Supporting Nutritional Counseling and Medically-Tailored, Home-Delivered Meals

April 15, 2015

For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine. With adequate amounts of nutritious food, people who are sick have a better response to medication, maintain and gain strength, and have improved chances of recovery. This report focuses on the provision of nutritional counseling and the delivery of medically-tailored, home-delivered meals to those with debilitating… Read more »

Pricing Guide: A Resource for Community-Based Organizations to Value and Price Services

April 15, 2015

Community-based organizations seeking to become contractual partners with the health care sector will likely have to move from traditional line-item budgets to a fee-for-service, capitation, bundled, or hybrid model. All of these reimbursement models require that community-based organizations know how to determine the cost of each of their services, and price these services in a… Read more »

Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity

April 16, 2015

The changes inherent in the Affordable Care Act (health reform) have extensive implications for all aspects of the U.S. health system: financing, service delivery, public health, coverage and access, quality, and ultimately, well-being. During this critical period of health system transformation, public health has the opportunity to address both technical and adaptive challenges, think systemically,… Read more »

Financing Prevention: How States are Balancing Delivery System & Public Health Roles

April 16, 2015

The report lays out the issues related to opportunities available to states to create a new balance in the financing of community-based interventions by capitalizing on health care delivery system mechanisms, the relevance for state policymakers and other interested stakeholders, and overviews of innovative state examples. It focuses specifically on state health policy and the… Read more »

Toolkit: POMP To Go Part 1

August 17, 2017

Resource Topic Guide The POMP website contains all the information and tools necessary to conduct performance-related surveys of Older Americans Act service recipients on the state and local level. These tools may also be useful to other social service and support programs. POMP Tutorial for the POMP Toolkit (WMV, 7 minutes) to familiarize you with… Read more »

POMP To Go Part 2: How to Successfully Use Your Data?

September 15, 2015

Pomp To Go Part 2: How to Successfully Use Your Data? Date: November 14, 2013 Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. Central / 12:30 p.m. Pacific) Description This session will provide specific examples about how states, area agencies and local service providers have used the information they gathered to improve programming, secure… Read more »

Toolkit: Identifying the Actual Cost of a Meal – Parts 1 and 2

November 3, 2016

A quality senior nutrition program should be future-focused, client-focused, entrepreneurial-minded and should demonstrate business acumen. Those running and overseeing quality senior nutrition programs, independent of their size, must understand why it is imperative to fully understand their actual costs and acceptable “profit margins” before participating in this changing business arena. The following resources support the… Read more »

Toolkit: Components of a Quality Nutrition Program – Part 2

November 3, 2016

A quality senior nutrition program should be future-focused, client-focused and entrepreneurial-minded. Those running and overseeing quality senior nutrition programs, independent of their size, must understand the role senior nutrition services play within the broader parallel nutrition systems, and they must be prepared to modernize their strategy and operations, strengthening this role in the changing environment…. Read more »

Montgomery County’s Senior Nutrition Program: The Secret is Out!

April 16, 2015

Montgomery County’s Senior Nutrition Program was referred to as the “best kept secret in the County” by a team of program reviewers. n 2006, the Senior Nutrition Program introduced the Senior Nutrition Hotline to the County. This is a designated County phone number for seniors to call in weekly with questions about diet, nutrition, and… Read more »

Community Living Project (CLP)

April 16, 2015

The Community Living Project is a United Way/Area Agency on Agency sponsored program designed specifically for people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The ultimate goal is to keep them out of the hospital and nursing home and at home where they want to be. The nutrition component is a crucial piece to this… Read more »

Making a Difference in the Aging Community: A Service-Learning Initiative

April 16, 2015

Utilizing dietetic students not only enhances their learning but benefits the home-bound elderly population with whom they interact. This allows students to become comfortable with the geriatric population and facilitates their consideration of professional work in this area. The Meals on Wheels, Inc. (MOWI) Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) initiative has proven to be… Read more »