Investment with ASA produces tangible, measurable results and value for our partners and funders. Over the years, our partners and funders have joined with ASA and its network of community health professionals, expert scientists and behavioral experts who:
Craft positive messages about the influence of older Americans, leading to favorable policy and legislation at federal and state levels;
Focus on the development and leadership capabilities of future leaders with a special focus on cultivating professionals of color who mirror the growing ethnically diverse aging population;
Promote the growing use of online technologies, enabling greater choice and independence;
Cultivate thought leadership and incubate the best ideas, systems and processes to advance the field of aging;
Support the beta testing and refinement of in-home technologies resulting in connectivity between an older adult and the resources that can assist if an emergency arises;
Design and distribute testing supplies to monitor chronic health conditions like diabetes, demonstrating a methodology leading to profound reduction in unnecessary hospitalizations and readmission rates;
Advocate for employment opportunities needed by a growing number of older Americans for whom continued earned income is imperative;
Ensure a strong network of transportation options within communities ensuring safe access to services such as grocery stores, churches, parks and community centers;
Build and oversee the ever expanding field of caregivers and home care professionals by developing and distributing the most up-to-date and widely validated continuing education for professionals engaged in this work;
Report on successful research study outcomes and underwrite the replication of those results to ensure sustainability in multiple communities for greater impact;
Imagine a future where access, services and supports honor an aging America as a triumph rather than a tragedy.
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