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ACL Announces the 2021 NIDILRR Grantees

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has funded 81 new grants and contract awards in fiscal year 2021, ranging from six-months long Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects building new technology to five-year centers conducting research and training in rehabilitation interventions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73212

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ACL Releases Fifth Year of Data from the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System

ACL released a report on the 5th year of data collected by the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS). NAMRS is the only comprehensive national initiative compiling data on the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities as reported to state adult protective services (APS). In this report, the APS TARC (Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center) began to look at the potential impact of the COVID-19 on adult maltreatment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73201

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Fostering Connection and Belonging to Prevent Suicide Among Older Adults

This blog post by Keri Lipperini, ACL's Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, discusses how social isolation during COVID-19 has affected the health and wellbeing of older adults. The post also highlights ACL programs that are targeting this issue, including PEARLS, Healthy IDEAS, and BRITE, which are three evidence-based programs that aim to reduce the risk of suicide by tackling depression and substance abuse among older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73176

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New UCEDD Grants Address Community Transitions, Mental Health

ACL is announcing two new grants to University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) including Community-Based Transitions Planning and Implementation Grants and a National Training Initiative to Support People with IDD Experiencing Co-Occurring Mental/Behavioral Health Issues.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73171

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National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC)

ACL is announcing a new National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC) to support APS workers and administrators as they serve clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. NATC will be established through a nearly $1.5 million two-year cooperative agreement with the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). The project is funded through the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73170

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The RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council

The RAISE Family Cargiving Advisory Council has released its RAISE Act Report to Congress on September 22, 2021. The report includes 26 key recommendations to help develop a national strategy to support family caregivers, including ways that public and private sectors can support the community's changing needs as the nation adapts to COVID-19.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73140

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BE WITH: Combating Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Suicide Risk

ACL’s Administration on Aging funds “Innovations in Nutrition” grants to support the quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of the nutrition programs funded through the Older Americans Act. The nutrition programs work to reduce food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition; enhance socialization; and promote the health and well-being of older adults. This guest blog post features Innovations in Nutrition grantees as they describe how one project is helping build capacity within the aging network.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73074

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ACL Announces 2021 National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Resource Center Award

ACL has awarded the 2021 National CDSME Resource Center to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Inc. The National CDSME Resource Center will provide technical assistance, education, and resources for the national CDSME network to increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based CDSME and self-management support programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73003

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