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Medicaid Waivers: A Vehicle to Improve Access to Oral Health and Address Disparities for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Justice in Aging has released an issue brief intended to equip state oral health, aging, and disability advocates with education and advocacy tips on how to leverage Medicaid waivers to expand access to oral health and address disparities in access to dental treatment. The issue brief begins with an explanation of Medicaid waivers, including what they do and who they impact. This is followed by state-specific examples illustrating how Medicaid waivers can both expand the scope of coverage available and address barriers to care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75826

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Aging in the United States: A Strategic Framework for a National Plan on Aging

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a strategic framework for a national plan on aging, aiming to advance healthy aging and age-friendly communities. The report involves input from federal agencies and various stakeholders including older adults, family caregivers, and the aging services network. The national plan on aging will advance best practices for service delivery, support development and strengthening of partnerships within and across sectors, identify solutions for removing barriers to health and independence for older adults, and more. Key aspects include service delivery, health care access, affordable housing, and economic security.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75822

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2023 Profile of Older Americans

The Administration for Community Living has released the 2023 Profile of Older Americans, which provides statistics on the U.S. older adult population using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of Americans 65 and older. It includes key topic areas such as future population growth, marital status, living arrangements, income, employment, and health.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75821

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Scam Alert

On March 28, the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a “scam alert” regarding criminals who are impersonating SSA OIG agents and requesting that their targets meet them in person to hand off cash. SSA OIG reports that this recent method of handing cash directly to a phony agent is a dangerous twist on a known scam tactic that pressures individuals to pay in a specific way by using cash or gift cards. SSA OIG and official government agencies do not conduct business in this manner. SSA OIG reminds individuals that if they think they have been scammed to notify financial institutions to safeguard their accounts and file a police report...

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75723

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Unique New Online Directory Offers Solutions for Dementia Caregivers

Best Programs for Caregiving (bpc.caregiver.org) is a new website from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) that provides information about top-rated dementia caregiving programs and services directly to family caregivers. It includes almost 50 evidence-based caregiver support programs across the U.S. that help caregivers access resources, improve their hands-on skills, reduce stress, and navigate caregiving practices. The website includes a zip code look-up feature to identify programs that are offered in-person within a geographic area and essential information about those programs. The website also includes information about 15 programs that are available anywhere in the country...

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75722

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Improve Health Literacy During National Minority Health Month

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health recognizes National Minority Health Month during the month of April. CMS OMH raises awareness about health disparities that disproportionately impact people from historically marginalized communities. CMS is committed to identifying where health care disparities exist and works to improve health equity across their programs and policies. CMS focuses on incorporating the perspective of lived experiences and integrating safety net providers and community-based organizations into their programs to eradicate differences in health outcomes experienced by people who are disadvantaged or underserved. This article includes a list of resources to be shared to spread awareness.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75708

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Save the Dates "Understanding Medicare" Webinars

The CMS National Training Program provides save the dates for their Medicare Program basics webinars. These webinars help those who assist people with Medicare make informed decisions about their 2024 health care coverage. The webinars will include different topics each day. Participants can attend one or both days, and space is limited. The webinars will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. E.T and Wednesday, April 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. E.T.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75707

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A Proclamation on Care Workers Recognition Month, 2024

The White House released a proclamation highlighting the commitment and value of care workers, and recognized this month, April 2024, as Care Workers Recognition Month. It summarizes the efforts taken by the Biden Administration to support care workers in the United States. President Biden mentions the current actions being taken by agencies to achieve proper pay for home care workers by ensuring they receive larger Medicaid payments and promoting programs that support careers in the field. This proclamation expresses the administration’s appreciation of care workers and their dedication.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75705

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New National Caregiver Champion Collaborative Opportunity

USAging invites Aging Network providers and partners who are responsible for the administration of caregiver services and supports to register to join the National Caregiver Champion Collaborative (CCC). With a purpose of facilitating and supporting peer networking and engagement for those leading caregiving services and supports, participants will gather regularly in an affinity group model to share successful strategies and best practices, discuss lessons learned, explore new partnerships, and get insight into the latest research and emerging evidence-based programs. Champions will be encouraged to develop on-going state, regional, or local caregiver efforts focused on enhancing and innovating caregiver services and supports...

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/75683

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