2018 Healthy Aging Summit

January 22, 2018

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Office on Women’s Health within HHS, along with the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit! The Summit will be held July 16–17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Share your work in the science of healthy aging — submit your abstract today! Older… Read more »

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

March 7, 2018

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Manatt Health has developed a new toolkit that provides a targeted menu of long-term services and supports (LTSS) reform strategies adopted by state innovators that may be replicated by other states. The toolkit identifies concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states have… Read more »

2017 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

October 22, 2017

Looking for 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Looking for 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here. Looking for 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop? Click here.   The Importance of Social Determinants of Health in Healthcare WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS Over the last few years, the healthcare environment has provided the Aging Network and senior nutrition programs new opportunities for engagement with… Read more »

Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals

July 25, 2017

As health care delivery transformation improves toward a population health paradigm that incentivizes keeping people healthy, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the significance of addressing social determinants of health. Research has shown that only 20 percent of health can be attributed to medical care, while social and economic factors account for 40 percent. This… Read more »

National Blueprint : Achieving Quality Malnutrition Care for Older Adults

April 14, 2017

High-quality nutrition and malnutrition care for older adults should be at the top of the U.S. national agenda as we develop population health strategies to improve health and to deliver consistent quality healthcare at an affordable cost. Nutrition has been referred to as a vital sign of older adult health. Good nutrition has been shown… Read more »

Toolkit: Hunger in Older Adults (Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network)

April 14, 2017

This webinar showcased the newly released Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Network report. This report reviewed the variety of food assistance programs and how leaders and advocates in the aging, nutrition, hunger sectors can work collaboratively to more effectively address the needs of vulnerable seniors..   In this training, participants… Read more »

Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity, One Partnership and Innovation at a Time

September 7, 2016

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) invites you to join this upcoming webinar to discuss how not-for-profit health plans are implementing innovative approaches to address food insecurity in their communities. Join us and learn how: HealthPartners (Minneapolis, Minnesota), in partnership with the Valley Outreach Food Shelf, applies the principles of food marketing, behavioral economics… Read more »

Policy and Research Needs to Maximize Independence and Support Community Living

June 14, 2016

Living independently and participating in one’s community are priorities for many people. In many regions across the United States, there are programs that support and enable people with disabilities and older adults to live where they choose and with whom they choose and to participate fully in their communities. Tremendous progress has been made. However,… Read more »

Defeat Malnutrition Today Resources

June 6, 2016

The DefeatMalnutrition.Today coalition is a new and diverse alliance of community, healthy aging, nutrition, advocacy, health care professional, faith-based, and private sector stakeholders and organizations who share the goals of achieving the recognition of malnutrition as a key indicator and vital sign of older adult health and working to achieve a greater focus on malnutrition… Read more »

‘You Have A Right to Be Free From Scams’ Placemats – FREE

May 19, 2016

The theme for 2016’s Older Americans Month is Blaze a Trail. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is excited to celebrate this year’s theme by collaborating with a true trail blazer: Meals on Wheels America. By serving millions with nutrition, friendly visits, and safety checks, Meals on Wheels is a national leader in caring for America’s… Read more »

More Than A Meal? A Randomized Control Trial Comparing the Effects of Home-Delivered Meals Programs on Participants’ Feelings of Loneliness

December 23, 2015

Nutrition service providers are seeking alternative delivery models to control costs and meet the growing need for home-delivered meals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the extent to which the home-delivered meals program, and the type of delivery model, reduces homebound older adults’ feelings of loneliness. Participants receiving meals had lower adjusted loneliness… Read more »

OAA Title IIID & Evidence-Based Programs Webinar

October 1, 2015

Plan to join ACL for a webinar about the requirements and how to meet the evidence-based program requirements of the Older Americans Act Title IIID. The requirement to use Title IIID dollars for only the highest-level evidence based programs will go into effect nationally on October 1, 2016, though some states are implementing the change… Read more »

Feeding America Baby Boomers and Beyond Facing Hunger After Fifty

July 9, 2015

Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger after Fifty aims to explore the circumstances of older adults and their households who utilize the Feeding America network of food banks. These individuals are members of a growing older adult population in the United States that has unique health, economic and nutritional needs. Understanding the particular experiences of… Read more »