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Policy and Advocacy

ASA may not send staffers to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of elders, but many organizations in our membership community certainly do. These advocates and stakeholders—many of them prominent policymakers in the aging services network—fill us in on a regular basis on their progress, whether it be fighting for elder justice, defending Social Security, supporting the beneficial policies embedded in the Affordable Care Act or pressuring a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Find the inside scoop on new policies affecting older adults and advocacy in the works here. And check often as the gears of government grind on: our members are there at the forefront to report on this complex landscape.  

 

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"America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?" A Special Event on July 12 in Washington DC

posted 06.14.2016

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal.

The Direct Care Workforce—Raising the Floor of Job Quality

posted 06.08.2016

By Steven L. Dawson

Here is the conundrum: While the demand for direct care workers—home health aides, nursing assistants, personal care workers—continues to surge, their real wages, adjusted for inflation over the past ten years, continue to fall (see Figure 1, below).

 

Figure 1: Direct Care Worker Wages


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USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse

Event Date: 
09.15.2016 08:00 AM - 09.16.2016 03:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
The Concourse Hotel, A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel
Address 2: 
6225 West Century Boulevard
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
90045
Short Description: 

Our mission is to create safe and healthy environments for all elders, here and across the world, by bringing thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings and strategize solutions.

Full Description: 

Join us for the inaugural USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse, taking place September 15 - 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. This upcoming symposium will be the first part of an exciting endeavor that involves the planning of five biennial symposia on elder abuse over ten years. The mission of the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium is to create safe and healthy environments for all elders, here and across the world, by bringing thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings, strategize solutions, and help shape and propel the field of elder abuse. This inaugural symposium entitled “Closing the Gaps in Elder Abuse Research” will focus on academic issues such as definitions, research strategies, functional neuroimaging, and novel collaborations. Our goal is to find solutions to some of the challenges that have plagued this area of research for at least 20 years.

Genetic Progress: What’s Not to Love?

posted 05.25.2016

By Daniel Callahan

While there are many candidates for America’s list of core historical values, scientific progress would be near the top of all lists. It is the closest thing we have to a secular religion—a creed that says life can and should always get better. There is no end of possibilities about what has been called the “endless frontier” of scientific research.


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The Mission, Work, and Advocacy of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance

posted 05.10.2016

By Jessica Nagro and Michèle J. Saunders

The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) is a group of thirty-one national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America (see below for a roster of EWA members).


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Healthcare and Aging Network (MHAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

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