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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) State Trackers
Provides links to information on state legislation and policies on a variety of health and health-related topics, including aging, behavioral health, children's health, health workforce, telehealth, and more. State trackers feature interactive national maps with state-level information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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National Rural Age-Friendly Resources
Provides an overview of the National Rural Age-Friendly Initiative, a collaboration between the National Rural Health Association and The John A. Hartford Foundation to develop resources, partnerships, and strategies to build age-friendly care across rural communities. Includes information and links to resources about aging in place and age-friendly ecosystems and health systems.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: John A. Hartford Foundation, National Rural Health Association
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Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) Toolkit
A toolkit for community leaders in rural areas that contains resources to conduct needs-and-assets assessments and develop strategies to strengthen community supports for aging adults. Offers 10 modules focused on planning, data collection and analysis, developing strategies, and building coalition and community support. Contains tips and anecdotes from rural Wisconsin communities who implemented HeART projects. Toolkit is free to download with registration.
Author(s): Sharon Schumacher, Eileen Whalen Partridge, Molly Schwebach, Kim Nolet, Barbara Bowers
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) at the UW-Madison School of Nursing
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Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART)
A project that focuses on strengthening support networks for older adults and their caregivers to promote healthy aging in place in rural Wisconsin. Focuses on pedestrian and home safety, technology training, and partnerships. Includes online resource directories for a few select locations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) at the UW-Madison School of Nursing
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PubMed Search: Independent Living and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of independent living and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Community Supports for Rural Aging in Place and Independent Living Topic Guide
Resources and information on home-based services and community supports to support aging in place and independent living in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rides That Save Lives Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Older People
Provides strategies and best practices to help community organizations, mobility providers, and other partners improve vaccine access for older adults. Includes information to help reach people who are homebound, who no longer drive, have a disability, or lack caregiver support. Also covers how to address concerns about vaccine safety.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Age Friendly Arizona
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University of Louisville (Kentucky) Project ECHO
A telementoring program dedicated to sharing knowledge of experts and expanding the capacity of healthcare professionals to provide specialty care for underserved individuals. Currently offers five tracks with a focus on older adults.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Louisville Trager Institute
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Home- and Community-Based Services
Details the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' home- and community-based services (HCBS) and highlights examples of HCBS in tribal communities. Also, discusses transitional care for Native American elders and provides evidence-based models.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Arizona Department of Economic Security Documents Center
Searchable website of reports, forms, policies and procedures, and pamphlets providing information about specific programs and services in the state of Arizona. Topics cover homelessness, the Commodity Senior Food Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Documents are updated frequently and include data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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