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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 05.18.2018
Over the past year, we have seen that when we as individuals make our voices heard and mobi­lize together, members of Congress will listen—and powerful grassroots resistance movement or­ganizations have made it easy to plug in.  Read More
posted 05.10.2018
The call for community-based organizations to become more business savvy has become nearly dogma in the field of managed care. Read More
posted 05.08.2018
The In Focus Section of the May–June 2018 issue of Aging Today explores what tops the aging advocacy agenda.  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
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
posted 04.06.2018
On March 26, the AARP Foundation sponsored and presented “Innovation for Impact: What We Have Learned?” featuring four experts and entrepreneurs from the Foundation, sharing best practices for ending senior poverty. Read More

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