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HHS/AoA Atlantic Philanthropies grants

Public-Private Collaborative Announces Program to Empower Older People to Take More Control of Their Health

Deadline August 31, 2006

The United States Department of Health and Human Services ( www.hhs.gov/ ) has announced a $15 million collaboration with Atlantic Philanthropies (http://atlanticphilanthropies.org/) to improve the health and quality of life for older Americans at the community level.

Led by the Administration on Aging ( http://www.aoa.gov ), the partnership is designed to empower older people to take more control of their own health through life style and behavioral changes that have proven effective in reducing the risk of disease and disability among the elderly.

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  • HHS will support efforts in up to twelve states to mobilize public/private partnerships that support the delivery of evidence-based programs for seniors at the community level through nonprofit aging services provider organizations such as senior centers, nutrition programs, senior housing projects, and faith-based organizations. AoA plans to fund up to twelve cooperative agreements totaling up to $300,000 per project, per annum, for a three-year period, subject to the availability of funds. A 25 percent match will be required.

    State Aging Agencies and State Health Departments may apply for these grants. Only one application may be submitted by a state.

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  • In addition, through a grant of up to $5 million to the Center for Healthy Aging, Atlantic Philanthropies will provide additional financial support and technical assistance in up to five states that show significant potential in developing systems to reach large numbers of older adults. A separate application and selection process will be used for these awards.

    For more information and the program announcement (“Empowering Older People to Take More Control of Their Health Through Evidence-Based Prevention Programs A Public/Private Partnership Grants Program”), see the AoA Web site.

    RFP Link

    http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003719/aoa

    RFP Announcement

    www.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060705.html

    For additional RFPs in Aging, visit

    http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_aging.jhtml

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    Grants, fellowships– caregivers, planning, poetry

    Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
    Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and administered by Columbia University, this national program seeks to provide professionals in health and aging with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. Deadline extended: May 27, 2008. For more information, see http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org/apply/index.html

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Family and Informal Caregiver Support Program
    The Weinberg Foundation will help community partnerships develop innovative ways to support these devoted caregivers. Available Funding: Up to $9 million over three years, the Family and Informal Caregiver Support Program will support from 12 to 20 community-based Projects with grants ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 per year. Deadline: Letters of Inquiry: Thursday, June 12, 2008 http://www.epa.gov/aging/grants/grant-list/2008_0612_grant_ofo_1.htm

    Elder Care Initiative Long-Term Care Grant Program

    The Indian Health Service announces the availability of grants to support planning and implementation of sustainable long-term care services for American Indians and Alaska Native elders. Deadline: June 20, 2008.
    http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/gogp/index.cfm?module=HHS-2008-IHS-LTC-0001


    2nd Annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and Photo Contest

    The EPA Aging Initiative, in partnership with Generations United and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., is inviting submissions for its Second Annual Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and Photography Contest. The contest’s intergenerational approach reflects Carson’s desire to have adults and children share a sense of wonder about nature to discover nature’s gifts. Entries must be an intergenerational project. The deadline for entries is Monday, June 16, 2008. For more information see http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm

    revised 2008-04-19
    [from BHIC. See sidebar. Because so many older people are now raising their grandchildren, this program may be of interest.]

    Mentoring Children of Prisoners: Caregiver’s Choice Program
    Caregiver’s Choice makes it possible for many more kids across the country to have mentors, and for many more families to enjoy all the benefits of mentoring. This program is unique because it gives the child’s caregiver the power to choose—to look at the possibilities and decide on the best mentoring program to meet their needs and the needs of the child. Through Caregiver’s Choice, you can: – Access funding to serve more children; – Tap into federal funds; – Manage your participation level; – Leverage national efforts to recruit children of prisoners; and – Benefit from cutting-edge training and tools. For more information visit, http://www.mentoring.org/find_resources/caregiverschoice/


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    IHS 2008 Long Term Care Grants

    Subject: IHS 2008 Long Term Care Grants announcement
    To: ELDERCARE@LISTSERV.IHS.GOV
    The 2008 Long Term Care Grants request for application has been published in the Federal Register. These are grants for $50,000 – 75,000 per year for two years to either plan or implement long term care services.
    Key Dates May 2 for mandatory Letter of Intent.

    The Letter of Intent does not obligate you to apply, but we cannot accept applications unless there has been a letter of intent to apply. So if you think you might apply, send in a letter of intent!

    June 20 application deadline
    A pdf of the Federal Register Announcement can be found at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-6409.pdf

    The application has not yet been posted but will be on www.Grants.gov using Funding Announcement Number: HHS–2008–IHS–EHC–0001 or CDFA number:93.933.

    Bruce Finke, MD
    IHS / Nashville Area Elder Health Consultant
    Chronic Care Initiative
    (413) 584-0790
    (615) 417-4915 cell
    http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/ElderCare/index.asp

    The AI/AN elder population is growing rapidly and the Al/AN population as a whole is aging. The prevalence of chronic disease in this population continues to increase, contributing to a frail elder population with increasing long-term care (LTC) needs.

    LTC is best understood as an array of social and health care services that support an individual who has needs for assistance in activities of daily living over a prolonged period. LTC supports elders and their families with medical, personal, and social services delivered in a variety of settings to support quality of life, maximum function, and dignity.

    While families continue to be the backbone of LTC for Al/AN elders, there is well documented need to support this care with formal services. The way these services and systems of care are developed and implemented can have a profound impact on the cultural and spiritual health of the community.

    Home and community-based services have the potential for meeting the needs of the vast majority of elders requiring LTC services, supporting the key roles of the family in the care of the elder and the elder in the care of the family and community.


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    Alphabetical listing (mas o menos)

    2003 what the City’s intentions are

    2004 Nursing Homes: what LTC providers learned from battling four hurricanes

    2004- Elderly in Florida at risk in every hurricane season

    2006 AI/AN data report from US Census 2000

    2006 National Adult Day Services Week

    A push for stay-at-home healthcare

    A say in one’s or other’s life?

    AARP Bulletin: Blogosphere 101

    AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

    AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE LONG TERM CARE CONFERENCE 2006

    Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Awards

    Activism At All Ages

    Activity and exercise

    Administration on Aging Pandemic Preparation

    Administration on Aging Region X: AK, ID, OR, WA

    After Katrina, transplanted Creoles vow to keep culture alive

    Age at retirement and long term survival of an industrial population BMJ

    Age by decade

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    May Is Older Americans Month

    from Librarians’ Internet Index: New This Week, New and newly-discovered Web sites for librarians and everyone else, updated every Thursday morning. See more resources on our site, http://lii.org/

    http://www.aoa.gov/press/oam/oam.asp

    Background and suggestions for celebrating Older Americans Month (originally Senior Citizens Month when it was established in 1963), “a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country.” Features history, a list of past themes, and materials and downloads (from 2003 to the present). From the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services….

    The theme for Older Americans Month 2007 is “Older Americans: Making Choices for a Healthier Future.”

    I think Bethel will celebrate by not building the assisted living home again, by not passing reduced cab fares for elders, by rooting for a 20% sales tax increase for a municipal swimming pool, and mostly by not taking time out to visit the “inmates” as they call themselves “back there”, at the senior center.

    I guess the AOA logo is appropriate, then, head ’em off into the sunset.
    Older Am Month logo


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