SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity is hosting a webinar for community-based organizations (CBOs) serving under-resourced minority and LBGT populations. The event will provide an overview of SAMHSA's grant application process, clarify grant application submission requirements, and include a Q&A session. "Elevate CBOs” is the Office of Behavioral Health Equity's initiative to build capacity, increase visibility, and highlight the unique role of CBOs serving under-resourced communities in behavioral health. Speaker Dr. Beverly Vayhinger has a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology.
Many older adults feel socially isolated and lonely, which leaves them vulnerable to related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression, and heart disease. Join NIA experts for a Facebook Live Q&A to learn how social isolation impacts your health and how to stay more connected. To increase awareness of this issue, NIA invites you to join them in discussion and resource-sharing to help older adults stay connected and well.
The Academy’s 33rd annual policy conference will be held virtually on March 2 – 4, 2021. Participants in Pathways to Economic Security: Bringing All Voices to the Table will unpack the latest policy proposals being discussed by federal and state officials, as well as policies that could be elevated further, such as universal basic income, a refundable child tax credit, and federalizing unemployment insurance.
Our nation has a new Administration, a new Congress, and an ongoing health and economic crisis. Now is the time for bold policy action. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the systemic disparities that leave too many Americans behind without the resources to age with dignity. 2021 offers a unique opportunity to address these inequities through public policy.