The strength of the aging network is that it has the freedom to operate at the local community level. The Administration on Aging does not provide a prescriptive set of guidelines, but it establishes basic principles describing goals to be achieved at the local level.

AoA relates in a partnership manner with states and tribes, who use their sovereign relationship with regional and local service areas to designate area agencies to assess what is needed in their own communities and ensure that the funds are spent in ways that are responsive to those needs.

The section of the Library will describe programs at all levels of the aging network, and several of the key partners with whom they collaborate.

Serving America’s Older Adults – 2017 Area Agency on Aging National Survey Report

July 11, 2017

With a grant from the Administration on Aging within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio to conduct an online survey that gathers information about AAA services, staffing, budgets and their evolving involvement in activities such as… Read more »

The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit

February 8, 2017

God’s Love We Deliver recently partnered with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School to publish The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to support the efforts of food and nutrition services (FNS) providers by providing practical guidance on how to identify and take advantage of opportunities… Read more »

Dispelling Myths: Support Public Policy for Greater Impact and Sustainability

October 31, 2016

Dispelling Myths: Support Public Policy for Greater Impact and Sustainability is the result of a year-long research project funded by the Retirement Research Foundation, aimed at increasing senior nutrition programs’ understanding of the opportunities and limitations that exist within the aging network. As part of this project, we conducted various focus groups and surveys, aided by… Read more »

Event: Writing Effective Proposals: Tips for a Strong Application

February 22, 2016

The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will present the webinar—Writing Effective Proposals: Tips for a Strong Application—on March 3, 2016.   Participants who attend this webinar will: 1) learn how to read a grant or contract announcement to identify the key requirements; 2) learn how to structure the proposal writing process; 3) better understand… Read more »

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

January 7, 2016

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of… Read more »

2016 NRCNA Mini Grant Initiative FAQs

May 6, 2016

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) announces a new mini-grant initiative for community-based Senior Nutrition Programs to participate in a national learning collaborative. This initiative will not only provide funding to the successful applicants, but will also provide technical assistance, both in person and through a variety of other learning activities. The… Read more »

2016 Request for Applications: Building the Business Capacity of Senior Nutrition Programs

June 7, 2016

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) announces a new mini-grant initiative for community-based Senior Nutrition Programs to participate in a national learning collaborative. This initiative will not only provide funding to the successful applicants, but will also provide technical assistance, both in person and through a variety of other learning activities. The… Read more »

Advocacy

November 3, 2016

There are many other organizations that work to keep aging services professionals and advocates informed about a diversity of public policy issues, opportunities for public engagement and advocacy, in addition to emerging legislative issues. A selection of these organizations is provided below: American Association of Retired Person American Geriatrics Society Meals on Wheels Association of… Read more »

Reaching the Underserved Elderly and Working Poor in SNAP: Evaluation Findings from the Fiscal Year 2009 Pilots

April 15, 2015

In 2009, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) awarded competitive grants to six states to support demonstration activities for up to three years : three states (Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) targeted the elderly and three (Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin) targeted the working poor. FNS contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to document and evaluate states’ efforts… Read more »

Investing in America’s Health: A State-By-State Look At Public Health Funding And Key Health Facts

April 15, 2015

The report provides the public, policymakers and a broad and diverse set of groups involved in public health with an objective, nonpartisan, independent analysis of the status of public health funding policies; encourages greater transparency and accountability of the system; and recommends ways to assure the public health system meets today’s needs and works across… Read more »

Frequently Asked Question On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

April 16, 2015

This article provides brief and concise descriptions Accountable Care Organizations, rationale for Congressional inclusion of these organizations in recent the Affordable Care Act, how they are funded and run, risk and benefits of ACOs for the patient and what the future holds for these organizations.

Realizing Rural Care Coordination Considerations and Action Steps for State Policy-Makers

April 16, 2015

Better coordination of patient care is an increasingly important part of not only advanced primary care models but also of broader strategies to create shared accountability across providers and care settings. States seeking to promote care coordination, either within Medicaid or through participation in multi-payer initiatives, will run into long-standing challenges to delivering care and… Read more »

National Spending for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), 2012

April 15, 2015

Long-term services and supports (LTSS) for the elderly and younger populations with disabilities are a significant component of national health care spending. In 2012, spending for these services was $219.9 billion (9.3 percent of all U.S. personal health care spending), almost two-thirds of which was paid by the federal-state Medicaid program. Medicaid spending for LTSS… Read more »