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News by Topic: Elderly population

Dec 1, 2022 - Announces two national prize competitions sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. Individuals and organizations are invited to submit proposals for innovative efforts to help improve health outcomes for people aging with HIV or long-term survivors. A short video and a 2-page narrative are required, and proposals are due by January 31, 2023.
Source: Administration for Community Living
Nov 25, 2022 - Notice from the Administration for Community Living is seeking comments on requirements related to the Prevention and Public Health Fund Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Program Information Collection. The CDSME Grant Program supports a National CDSME Resource Center that provides technical assistance, education, and resources for the national CDSME network of partners, and awards competitive grants to implement and promote the sustainability of evidence-based CDSME programs that have been proven to provide older adults and adults with disabilities with education and tools to help them better manage chronic conditions. This notice also presents responses to public comments and feedback from grantee focus groups related to potential changes to the data collection tools. Comments are due by December 27, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 27, 2022 - Highlights efforts by a VA neuropsychologist to address disparities in utilization of telehealth by older veterans, describing preparations to support older patients. Discusses the need for telehealth support for veterans and the Veterans' Cognitive Assessment and Management Program, or V-CAMP, which offers cognitive care service support to older rural veterans who may otherwise not be able to access dementia specialists.
Source: VA News
Oct 24, 2022 - Describes the role of volunteer drivers in rural access to healthcare for seniors and people who cannot drive, noting challenges maintaining volunteer transportation programs. Discusses policy issues related to reimbursement rates and concerns about declining availability of drivers, who are predominantly retired individuals.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Oct 14, 2022 - Highlights research finding that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elders have the highest rates of pneumococcal vaccination at 47% compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Describes disparities in pneumonia among AI/AN populations and the role in vaccinations in decreasing risk of death from pneumonia for AI/AN elders.
Source: AARP
Oct 6, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. The Strategy is intended to serve as a national roadmap for better recognizing and supporting family and kinship caregivers of all ages, backgrounds, and caregiving situations. Comments will be used to inform the ongoing work of the Family Caregiving Advisory Council and the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, as well as to inform future updates to the Strategy. Comments are due by November 30, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 5, 2022 - The Census Bureau is seeking nominations to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC provides advice to the Director of the Census Bureau on the economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral, and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census. The committee aims to have balanced representation among its members in terms of geography, age, sex, race, ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement, and knowledge of census programs. Nominations are due by November 18, 2022.
Source: Federal Register