Policy and Advocacy
ASA’s professional education and training services and programs use 10 main topics to structure our knowledge offerings; these ten topics form the basis for the subject-matter organization of our annual conference and webinars, and of our web site. You can most quickly locate articles and other resources relating to these specific topics by selecting one from the main Education or side navigation menus.
This is the starting page for topics related to Policy and Advocacy which covers such areas as Advocacy Initiatives; Elder Rights; Healthcare Reform; Livable Communities/Environments; Medicare; Older Americans Act; Politics and Aging; and Social Security.
Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.
10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern
Nearly 60% of those responding to our quick question said they have not been affected by sequestration yet, but expect to feel the impact in a few months. With budget cuts looming as a result of drastically reduced federal support, many in the aging network are gearing up for a tough year. Comments indicated that, in anticipation of reduced federal funds, many organizations are unable to fill vacant positions are planning to reduce or cut services, and are eliminating travel budgets for staff development and training.
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance, of which ASA is a member organization, requests help to protect and support eldercare workforce investments in the Federal FY14 appropriations process. As you know, in the current fiscal environment, all programs are at risk of reduced funding. Please reach out to your contacts on the Hill and urge them to sign on to a “Dear Colleague” being circulated by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.).
CAG2013: Aging...from Cells to Society
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2013: Aging...from Cells to Society, October 17-19, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, our 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.
Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. This year's conference theme underlines the importance of multi- and interdiscplinary perspectives on aging as we explore the impacts and changes of aging, from our bodies to our society.
Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work. International submissions are encouraged. We are also pleased to offer a Student Poster Competition and travel assistance grants. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2013.
CAG2013 features exciting and stimulating keynote speakers; oral, paper, poster and symposium sessions; and interactive pre-conference and conference workshops. There is also an exhibit hall and numerous networking opportunities. All of this is set against the beautiful backdrop of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the charm and hospitality of Canada’s East Coast.
CAG2013 is hosted by the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University.
11:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Mountain
1:00 PM Central / 2:00 PM Eastern
This month's webinar is sponsored by the The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Archstone Foundation.
The rising population of older people, combined with slow economic growth, presents worldwide challenges to the development and maintenance of adequate pension and healthcare systems. This is especially true in the wake of the financial crisis that began in 2007−2008.
The federal government treats same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples differently for Medicare’s delayed-enrollment option and employer-based plan coverage. This discrimination harms same-sex couples.
Federal law allows a person who is eligible for Medicare enrollment to remain on their spouse’s employer-based health plan instead of signing up for Medicare. This matters for two reasons.