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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 10.15.2018
Current federal and state policies that affect caregivers’ financial security—and recommendations for change. Read More
posted 10.01.2018
How might the coming nexus of aging and diversity affect entitlement programs, the social safety net and geopolitical priorities? Will it give us intergenerational and interethnic tensions, or lead to new coalitions based on need rather than age, income and race? Read More
posted 09.20.2018
Following the Sandy Hook shooting, a grassroots organization, Grandmothers Against Gun Vio­lence, was founded in 2013 in Kansas/Missouri. Since then, chapters have arisen in states including Washington, Florida and Tex­as Read More
posted 09.17.2018
Aging Today recently caught up with four dedicated ASA leaders to chat with them about the CAPs genesis and mission. Read More
posted 09.12.2018
Many have begun to speculate about voter participation in the November 2018 races and 2020 presidential election, especially among older and minority communities affected by dissolute policies. Read More
posted 09.06.2018
Researchers at the University of California conducted an evaluation of Cal MediConnect which included focus groups with dually eligible beneficiaries, surveys with beneficiaries and key informant interviews with policy makers, health plans, providers and advocates. This article outlines the... Read More
posted 09.04.2018
The September–October In Focus section of Aging Today tackles the older voter—how they voted in 2016, and what’s to be expected in 2018 and beyond. Read More
posted 08.20.2018
U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that 11 million people, or 28 percent of those ages 65 and older, live alone. Read More
posted 07.30.2018
Why do employers retain black workers when labor markets are tight, only to lay them off when downturns hit? Read More
posted 07.24.2018
In rural, suburban and urban communities nationwide, far too many older adults and their families are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet. Read More

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