HHS has announced the launch of the next decade of Healthy People. Healthy People 2030 identifies national objectives to improve the health of the country over the next ten years. HHS is hosting a virtual launch event where they will unveil the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2030 and discuss the development process. Participants will hear from HHS speakers will cover topics including 2030 data, social determinants of health, and health equity.
This webinar will highlight unique solutions to address social isolation in older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will provide updated ACL guidance and resources to support Aging networks. Participants will hear from presenters about innovative local initiatives to combat social isolation during the pandemic, including a Wellness Recovery Action Plan to help older adults stay healthy and connected to their communities; and a partnership deploying the real-time, practical use of the Upstream Social Isolation Risk Screener by AAAs in Maryland.
The Arc is hosting a webinar about the importance of self-determination for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). During the webinar, presenters will discuss how people with I/DD can build self-determination skills and maintain control over their own lives. Participants will learn about guardianship, including the obstacles it presents, and will also hear about some less restrictive decision-making alternatives.
ACL is partnering with DHHS, ONC, and Mission Analytics to conduct a three-part webinar series on how the pandemic may present opportunities to rethink and redesign HCBS. This first webinar will focus on Supported Employment Services. Presenters will review Appendix K approaches in ID/DD waivers, service delivery strategies, and potential changes to payment structures. Future webinars will discuss Day Services and Transportation.
The National Information and Referral Support Center invites aging and disability professionals to join us for a webinar-based training for Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) specialists in aging and disabilities. This training will provide an overview of key competencies needed for aging and disability I&R/A professionals and will provide preparation for the AIRS Certification exam for Community Resource Specialists in Aging/Disabilities (CRS-A/D).
The US Access Board is devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board is hosting a public board meeting in recognition of the ADA anniversary. During this meeting, ACL Administrator and Access Board Chair Lance Robertson will deliver a welcome address before a series of discussions on how the ADA has changes our country.
The RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council is meeting for the fifth time on August 12, 2002. This full council virtual meeting is also open for public access. The agenda will be posted on the RAISE webpage prior to the meeting. The webinar link will be live for access at 12:15 on the day of the meeting.
The 2020 Falls Prevention Awareness week is September 21-25, 2020. NCOA is gearing up in advance of this observance with a falls awareness prevention week webinar. This webinar review NCOA's new interactive assessment tool. Participants will also learn about how they can maximize their impact with new ideas and innovative partnerships.