Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administers the Medicare program and works in concert with the states to administer Medicaid. This site provides comprehensive and downloadable information and resources on the Agency’s programs.
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau Web site is designed to assist users as they search for vital data and other census information. The site includes The American FactFinder, a number of interactive Internet tools, downloadable software, and data files for users.
The ADA Home Page
The ADA Home Page provides information and technical assistance on the Americans With Disabilities Act. The site provides access to federal resources, ADA publications, design standards and an information hotline.
The Administration on Aging (AOA)
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and one of the nation's largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. This site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview on a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
The Green Book
The Green Book is compiled by the staff of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives from many sources. It provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, and families with children, poverty and taxation.
The National Center for Health Statistics Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging
is a collection of data tables providing information on trends of health and health care use by older adults.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.The site includes access to NIA publications, resources, programs, and funding and training opportunities.
The National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the nation by conducting and supporting research. The Web site includes an A to Z index of NIH health resources, and information about grant and funding opportunities.
The Office of Disability, Aging, and Long Term Care Policy
The Office of Disability, Aging, and Long Term Care Policy is charged with developing, analyzing, evaluating and coordinating Health and Human Services policies and programs which support the independence, productivity, health and long term care needs of children, working age adults and older persons with disabilities.
Aging & Disability Resource Centers - Technical Assistance Exchange
This site offers technical assistance to Agency on Aging - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) grantees. These grantees are developing local, single, coordinated systems of information and access for all people seeking long term supports and services. Grantees strive to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. The site includes information about grantees programs and contains example documents from communities.
American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI)
Step-by-step information on investigating long term care options with an emphasis on costs, including current and projected pricing and online cost calculators.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization that addresses the needs and interests of persons 50 and older through information, education, advocacy and service. This is a large site with information for older adults on wide variety of topics. The site also offers discussion boards.
American Society on Aging
The Web site of the American Society on Aging (ASA), a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. The site contains articles and publication archives on a wide variety of topics of interest to those working in the field of aging.
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Council on Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities. This site has news and resources for those working in the field of aging.
Setting Priorities for Retirement Now Foundation (SPRY)
The SPRY Foundation conducts primary research for successful aging. SPRY seeks to translate its research into strategies that have national implications. Results of SPRY’s efforts can be found on this site.
Duke University Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development
The goal of the program is the enhancement of effective long term care policy and service development in the interest of vulnerable adults and their families. The site offers publications and research in the field of aging and home- and-community-based services.
Promoting Long Term Care Policy Development and Debate
(2/1/01-1/31/2004, $3.4 million)
This program was created to renew interest in financing and policy change by establishing a broader understanding of financing of long term care, developing a range of potential policy solutions, and analyzing the costs of the newly created proposals. It is seeking different answers on how we cope with long term care and its service needs, and attempting to provide possible public policy solutions.
Initiative to Reduce Chronic Homelessness Through the Creation of
(8/1/02-12/31/04, $6 million)
This initiative lays the groundwork for a national effort to significantly
reduce chronic homelessness in major urban areas over the next decade.
It sets the stage for public support and financing that would make permanent
supportive housing a viable and integral component of the urban safety
This program is a community-building effort focused on creating elder-friendly,
or "AdvantAged," communities that are prepared to meet the
needs and nurture the aspirations of older adults. This initiative began
as multi-foundation collaborative to create benchmarks for elder friendly
communities. Using these benchmarks, 10 communities across the United
States pilot tested these and developed strategies to address the needs
of their older adults. This initiative is helping c ommunities build
broader awareness about aging, inform service and other planning efforts,
and helping to create a community-wide action plan for improving housing
and security, physical and mental health, independence, and opportunities
for social and civic engagement.
Jobs Better Care (BJBC)
(8/1/02-8/31/06, $15.5 million)
Better Jobs Better Care is a research and demonstration program that
addresses caregiving issues. Funded by both The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
and Atlantic Philanthropies, BJBC was created to improve the recruitment
and retention of quality direct care workers, nursing assistants, home
health aides, and personal care attendants who provide necessary care
and support to elderly people with chronic diseases or disabilities.
(1995-2008, RWJF invests 12 million)
This initiative examines an approach which empowers the chronically ill
to have more autonomy in obtaining the assistance they require in performing
their activities of daily living.
in Action Program
(Phase I 1992-1999, $42.9 million; Phase II. 1999-2004,
Faith in Action’s primary goal is to help communities care for
the growing number of people with chronic illness and disability who
wish to remain in their own homes, but need some assistance with daily
activities. It makes grants to local interfaith groups who provide volunteers
to work together to care for their neighbors who have long-term health
needs. To date, 1625 grants have been made.
Care Research Initiative (HCRI)
(8/1/1995-2/28/2002, $4.8 million)
The HCRI provided support for researchers and policy analysts to explore
key issues of home and community based services. HCRI substantially contributed
to current knowledge about spending on home and community-based services
and options for expanding managed long-term care and assisted living.
for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
(7/1/1995-9/30/1996-RWJF invested $1.2 million)
PACE is an optional benefit that focuses entirely on older people who
are frail enough to meet their State's standards for nursing home care.
It provides comprehensive medical and social services that can be provided
at an adult day health center, home, and/or inpatient facilities. This
grant provided funds with the Hartford Foundation to the National PACE
Association to support technical assistance to sites interested in developing
to Promote Long Term Care Insurance for the Elderly
(1/1/1988-6/30/1998, $12.6 million)
This program was designed to stimulate private/public partnerships at
the state level for the development of long term care insurance for the
elderly. Planning grants were awarded to the following eight states:
California, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York,
Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Long Term Care Policy Development and Debate
(2/1/01-1/31/2004, $3.4 million)
This program was created to renew interest in financing and policy change
by establishing a broader understanding of financing of long term care,
developing a range of potential policy solutions, and analyzing the costs
of the newly created proposals. It is seeking different answers on how
we cope with long term care and its service needs, and attempting to
provide possible public policy solutions.