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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 05.21.2018
Mirroring the complexities of our modern world, the work of aging advocacy also is chal­lenging and complex. Aging Today recently spoke with three advocates in the aging sector about why they do the work they do. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
While some policymakers and advocates say we cannot sustain programs that invest in an aging population, while also supporting the education and development of younger generations, others listen to what most Americans believe: It’s not a fight, it’s a family. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
To me, and I suspect to many Aging Today readers, it is clear that large swaths of older people are not getting the help they need to survive, let alone thrive in our abundant and prosperous society. Read More
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

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