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posted 04.05.2013
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... Read More
posted 03.29.2013
EWA Member Activities: EWA has drafted a letter (PDF) to the appointees of the Commission on Long-Term Care (PDF). This letter is to serve as an introduction to the Alliance, offers EWA as a resource, and emphasizes the workforce directives within the Commission’s charge. Please email... Read More
posted 03.29.2013
ASA’s Public Policy Committee has the charge from ASA’s Board of Directors to select policy and advocacy initiatives that are appropriate for ASA to support within the context of its educational and nonpartisan mission. ASA recently joined with other members of the Leadership Council of... Read More
posted 03.05.2013
The following is a press release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about “National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.” Individuals who work with or care for older people have a responsibility to do what they can to ensure that elders are prepared for emergencies and know where... Read More
posted 03.05.2013
“Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s,” a collaborative effort of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Administration on Community Living (ACL), is one of six finalists competing to win the People’s Choice Award of HHSinnovates. Please take a moment to review the... Read More
posted 02.22.2013
WHCOA Letter Input Requested NCPSSM–HRC Foundation Hill Press Conference Feb. 26 AARP Foundation Litigation Seeking Attorneys WHCOA Letter Input Requested A draft non-LCAO sign-on letter to the President for review and comment is here (PDF). The letter calls for the convening of the next... Read More
posted 02.22.2013
The Senate Special Committee on Aging has scheduled a hearing for 3:00 PM (Eastern) on Wednesday, February 27 in Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 106. The hearing has the topic "Strengthening Medicare for Today and the Future," and invited speakers include Juliette Cubanski, PhD,... Read More
posted 02.15.2013
EWA Member Activity: In an effort to draw more geriatrics- and gerontology-trained providers into the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, EWA—with guidance from HRSA staff—created a guide (PDF) specifically for geriatrics and gerontology providers. The application... Read More
posted 02.06.2013
Walmart Foundation Offers Tax Help for Older Adults Tax time can be stressful. Confusing forms and the ponderous tax code might mean a much-needed visit to a knowledgeable CPA. But for many older adults, paying for professional tax preparation help might be an expense too big to bear. But there is... Read More
posted 01.28.2013
ASA's Public Policy Committee works to bring policy resources to members for professional education and development, and to keep ASA's voice heard in national and regional policy circles. We'll be posting here to update ASA members on the activity of the Public Policy Committee's... Read More

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