Section: July Associate Newsletter
New Assessment Tools to Help Your Organization Prepare for Health Care Contracting
As aging and disability CBOs explore new opportunities to engage in health care contracting work, they must properly assess both their internal readiness and external environments. For years, n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute’s Readiness Assessment tool has helped CBOs determine how prepared their organizations are for entering into contracts with health care entities. And now, CBOs can take advantage of the Business Institute’s newest assessment tools to evaluate their external environments in preparation for health care contracting work.
Two New n4a Publications Provide Valuable Insight into AAAs and the Aging Network
In a continued effort to highlight the vital role the Aging Network plays in supporting older adults and caregivers in communities around the country, n4a has released two new publications National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2020 Report: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Older Adults and the #AAAsAtWork for Older Adults: A Snapshot of Area Agency on Aging Responses to COVID-19 . The information featured in both publications allows n4a to advocate on behalf of the Aging Network and disseminate critical information on trends, patterns and issues to members, policymakers and other Aging Network stakeholders.
Population of Older Adults Increased 35%, According to 2019 Profile of Older Americans
The Administration for Community Living has released the 2019 Profile of Older Americans, an annual summary of critical statistics related to the population of older adults living in the United States. The Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of America's older adults—and highlights key topic areas such as income, living arrangements, education, health and caregiving.
Senators Struggle to Find Common Ground on COVID-19 Relief
Senate Republicans this week released details of their next round of virus relief legislation, and it is abundantly clear that continued advocacy will be essential to ensure that older adults are not left out of the final version of emergency legislation responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Serving Diverse Older Adults in the Aging Network
America's population is not only aging rapidly—it is also rapidly becoming more diverse. Yet the specific needs of diverse older adults are often ignored, and many older adults may not seek supportive aging services due to fear of, and past negative experiences with, discrimination and bias. To assist your organization’s outreach and planning work, take a look at a new publication from the National Consortium on Aging Resources for Seniors' Equity, Serving Diverse Elders: Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion in Service Planning and Delivery.