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April 2018

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posted 04.26.2018
ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs.  Read More
posted 04.19.2018
To demonstrate states’ progress, the AARP Public Policy Institute, with support from The SCAN Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, presented “Picking up the Pace of Change Through Innovation: Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard,” a 90-minute session at the 2018... Read More
posted 04.13.2018
The Spring 2018 issue of Generations, guest edited by Erin Westphal and Victor Tabbush, is the second in a series of three issues to tackle the managed care partnerships between healthcare and the community, this one centering on building business acumen. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should... Read More
posted 04.09.2018
As the nation grapples with how to address the devastating opioid crisis, little attention has been given to a growing group of silent heroes who are stepping up to help our children and com­munities heal—our nation’s grandparents. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
We talk much less about people who were doing fine until they weren’t, people who had career choices, good jobs and decent incomes, until the wheels came off in their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Read More

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