Feb 14, 2024 - Notice of final rule from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to modernize the implementing regulations of the Older Americans Act of 1965. The changes advance the policy goals of the Older Americans Act as articulated by Congress, including equity in service delivery, accountability for funds expended, and clarity of administration for ACL and its grantees. This rule is effective on March 15, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 12, 2024 - Discusses the shortage of physicians in rural Minnesota and highlights the success of a Wisconsin medical school that is serving as a model for addressing the shortage in Minnesota. Highlights the challenges with accessing healthcare in rural areas, noting that the aging population impacts both the health of the population and the sustainability of the workforce. Discusses community engagement and residency availability.
Jan 8, 2024 - Organizations with programs, models, or policies addressing aging well in rural communities are invited to submit to a compendium of best practices. The compendium is being developed by the National Rural Health Association and The John A. Hartford Foundation. Submissions are due by February 8th.
Source: The John A. Hartford Foundation, National Rural Health Association