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Multicultural Aging

Will S. 744—also known as the controversial 2013 immigration bill that is now under consideration by Congress—affect the caregiver and clinical workforce that is sorely needed to take care of America’s growing older adult population? Can telemedicine help diabetic elders in rural areas get faster and better care? If Bangladesh can become an Age-Friendly City, what about your city or town? Will the Affordable Care Act have a positive impact on health disparities among lower income elders? Can we teach long-term-care workers to treat all elders with respect, no matter their culture? ASA works hard to foster diversity and cultural competence. This page gathers that information—from LGBTQ legal issues to end-of-life beliefs among American Indians—so you can use it to help build the best programs and models that elevate, celebrate, support and care for multi-cultural populations. 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.

Network on Multicultural AgingThe Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA) is a national community of individuals and organizations who are concerned with diversity and working toward cultural competence on all levels

LGBT Aging Issues Network: The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. 

 

Cultural Awareness in Dementia Care: My Norms, Your Values-What Does It Matter?!

posted 01.05.2017

By Nancy Lee

Do you know why music therapy is not an acceptable therapeutic intervention for Somali elders with dementia? Are you aware of how the trauma of the Boarding school experience shows up among American Indian elders today?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Rallying to Serve: The Essential Role of Advocacy

posted 11.09.2016

By Robert Blancato, Chair, ASA Board of Directors, and William Benson, Chair, ASA Public Policy Committee

Do you remember what you were doing on March 23, 2015? The 2016 Presidential election began that day when Senator Ted Cruz announced he was running for the Republican nomination. Now, a full 596 days later, the 2016 election has had a stunning ending with Donald Trump elected as President and Mike Pence as Vice President.

A Community-Based Approach to Address Health Disparities Among African American Medicare Beneficiaries in Mississippi

posted 08.16.2016

By Timothy P. McNeill, Aaron Shirley, Erin Shirley Orey, Mohammed Shahbazi, Sandra C. Hayes, and Lorie Ramsey

In recent years, improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare expenditures for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries has become increasingly imperative. Several initiatives in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provide incentives to hospitals and medical providers to achieve the triple aim of improving the patient care experience, improving population health, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.


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Join Diverse Elders Coalition for a #TellACL Online Day of Action on August 11

posted 08.09.2016

The Diverse Elders Coalition has recently launched a #TellACL campaign with Caring Across Generations to encourage people to tell the Administration for Community Living (ACL) what they need to age successfully.

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