There are a wide range of government-issued and commissioned reports which demonstrate the costs and impacts of programs working in senior nutrition.
This section of the Library provides a representative sample of several of these reports which are of particular relevance to the aging network.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Household Food Security in the United States in 2011

April 16, 2015

Most U.S. households have consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living—they are food secure. But a minority of American households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning that their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. This 2012 report updates the national statistics… Read more »

State Aging and Disability Agencies in Times of Change: State of the States Survey 2011

April 17, 2015

The 2011 survey captured a snapshot of the states in a period of transition and change. Key elements driving continued change include the economic environment, Affordable Care Act implementation, uncertainty in the federal budget particularly with the failure of the Congressional Super Committee, changes in state level leadership, and the 2012 elections.

Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults Position of the American Dietetic As

April 17, 2015

Given the federal cost-containment policy to rebalance long-term care away from nursing homes to home- and community-based services, it is the position of the American Dietetic Association, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Society for Nutrition Education that all older adults should have access to food and nutrition programs that ensure the availability of… Read more »

Data Sources on Older Americans 2009

April 17, 2015

Data Sources on Older Americans (DSOA) highlights the contents of government-sponsored surveys and products containing statistical information about the older population. All Federal agencies are invited to contribute to this report and participate in the Forum.