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Aging and Disability

Training Archive Now Available: Developing Partnerships: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Money Follows the Person, and Centers for Independent Living

The Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have a partnership to lead transformation of long term services and supports systems through initiatives such as the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) and Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstrations. This webinar, held July 12, 2012, explored the role of Centers for Independent Living and highlights state innovations in ADRC/MFP/CIL Partnerships.  [Read more…]

New Funding Opportunity: Aging and Disability Resource Center Program

Source: Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)

[In late April], Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of $25 million in funding authorized by the Affordable Care Act to help States strengthen and expand their ability to help seniors and people with disabilities access home and community-based long-term services and supports. Under this initiative, which is jointly supported by Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), funding will be available to help States support or improve their Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs).  [Read more…]