This week: We recognize Martin Luther King Day 2021, America prepares for the Biden Inauguration and continue plans for COVID and how to get the Vaccine PLUS accessible D&D in What we’re Reading!
It is with profound sorrow that the National Advisory Board (NAB) on Improving Health Care Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities recognizes the passing of Richard “Dick” Thornburgh.
This week: The Biden-Harris team starts planning for the transition, the ACA returns to the Supreme Court AND we recognize the start of Native American Haritage Month PLUS How your dog may hold the secret to aging AND we say goodbye to American icon Alex Trebek in What We’re Reading!
This week: Older Americans with underlying conditions bear the brunt of COVID-19, Google recognizes Terry Fox in the Doodle AND we recognize National Preparedness Month and the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in What We’re Reading.
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Today is National Intern Day! Courtney Felle jis Anthem’s 2020 Lex Frieden intern. and ee are so incredibly fortunate to have her support the Disability Policy Engagement team in Federal Affairs, which includes supporting the work of the NAB. In addition to her work with us, Courtney is a member of the 2020 Disability Advocacy Certificate Program organized by AAPD. She wrote this blog post in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the ADA, and it can also be found on AAPD’s social media channels.
This week: We celebrate Juneteenth. Reflections on the Olmstead Anniversary by NAB Member Billy Altom, commentary on centering of Aging and disability communities from CAP, we recognize the passing of Cheryl Sensenbrenner and the Top 50 Anthems for Pride in What We’re Reading!
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This week we continue to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month with a blog on promoting Awareness and acceptance, the Smithsonian shares artifacts of disability history AND How COVID-19 may make retirement more difficult for some Americans PLUS disability advocates discuss access to services during the pandemic on PBS in What We’re Reading!
To help navigate the myriad resources on COVID-19 pandemic, national consulting firm A&M has created a comprehensive guide to the Health and Human Service response. The resource includes summaries of legislation as well as policy actions affecting civil rights, individuals with developmental disabilities, food supports and loans.