Key Issues

ADvancing States' Public Policy Committees

ADvancing States’ public policy work is guided by its membership. ADvancing States hosts monthly calls of two separate policy committees that provide feedback to association staff regarding key legislative, regulatory, and programmatic issues impacting aging, disability, and long-term services and supports. These committees include:

  • Committee on Aging and Disabilities
  • Committee on Medicaid and Long-term Services and Supports

Federal Funding

Each year, Congress must pass an annual appropriations bill that provides funding for many parts of the Federal government.  Appropriations funding applies to important aging and disability programs, including the Older Americans Act, Alzheimer’s Research, Independent Living, Vocational Rehabilitation, and many others. For information on the current status of appropriations, click here.

Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act is a crucial component of home and community-based services for older adults. Click here to learn more about Congressional efforts around the Older Americans Act.

Elder Abuse and Adult Protective Services

The abuse, neglect, and exploitation of seniors and individuals with disabilities is on the rise. Learn more about opportunities to protect the most vulnerable among us.


Medicaid is one of the most comprehensive sources of long-term services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities.