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News by Topic: Elderly population

Jan 12, 2021 - Covers the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on American Indian and Alaska Natives as tribal elders have been disproportionately killed by the disease. Discusses the impact this has on Native language, history, and tradition, highlights efforts to protect elders as a mission of cultural survival.
Source: New York Times
Dec 22, 2020 - The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) provides comments on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which passed both chambers of Congress on December 21, 2020. Highlights hospice related provisions, including the Rural Access to Hospice Act, Helping Our Senior Populations in Comfort Environments (HOSPICE) Act, and included sequestration relief.
Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization