Section: March Associate Newsletter
Interested in Contracting with Health Care? Check Out these New Blog Posts from the Business Institute
Is your organization thinking about contracting with health care entities to serve older adults in your community? Two new blog posts from n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute cover some of the foundational steps that the Aging Network can use to get started contracting with health care.
n4a Policy Brief Offers a New Tool for Advocates
Our latest Policy Brief, What Policymakers Need to Know About an Aging America, is a great conversation starter on aging. Use it with federal lawmakers and their staff or with state and local elected officials. This informative Policy Brief will help connect the work your organizations do to the larger aging policy issues we face.
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Alamo Area Council of Governments AAA
Learn how this Texas AAA identified and contracted with a local nonprofit to develop a back-to-school program that provides backpacks, school supplies and clothing to children being raised by grandparents or relative caregivers who are age 55 or older.
New Resource! COVID-19 Vaccine Examples from the Field
Along with n4a's advocacy to get our members funding to assist in COVID-19 vaccine efforts and media outreach to tell your story, n4a has been in close contact with our members to hear successes, challenges and opportunities you are experiencing during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
n4a Virtual Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit Registration is Open!
Whether you are a policy novice or seasoned advocacy veteran, register now to join n4a for this year's virtual Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit, April 27–29. Going virtual this year offers a great opportunity for your senior staff to attend alongside you and others in the Aging Network—sharing the learning and increasing the impact!
Congress Passes Emergency Funding for Aging Services
The threat of COVID-19 to the health of all Americans and older adults’ particular risk has led to a series of three emergency bills from Congress in response to the crisis. The second measure contained $250 million in Older Americans Act nutrition funding and now the latest bill will drive even more dollars into communities through the Aging Network.
Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Springwell, Inc. Supports Older Adults Living with Chronic Conditions
We're proud to highlight the award-winning work of the 2019 winners of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this spotlight feature. This month, we are focusing on Springwell's Partnering with Chronically Ill Patients to Improve Health and Well-Being program. The agency was a 2019 Aging Innovations Award winner in the Health-LTSS Integration category.