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Public Policy for Advocates

Get to know the team that's advocating at the local, state, and national levels to improve public policy for older adults, and learn more about the issues affecting them.

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Biden's Budget

President Biden’s 2022 budget request would boost funding for aging and disability programs by 33%. Learn more about how it will preserve and extend caregiver support, nutrition assistance, and home and community-based services.

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Understanding the Federal Budget

More older Americans than ever need assistance and support to make ends meet. Learn more about the federal budget and how NCOA makes sure that deficit reduction does not come at the expense of programs that serve vulnerable seniors.

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Jul 26, 2021

Current Federal Budget and Appropriations for Aging Services Programs

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A senior man in a wheelchair is hugging his younger caregiver while they're outside at a park.

Jun 15, 2021

Elder Abuse Is Intolerable. It’s Up to Each of Us to Stop It.

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A young health care worker is providing support to a senior woman during a home visit.

Jun 2, 2021

Biden Budget Invests in Aging Programs

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Older woman is seen embracing the senior man that she provides caregiving for.

May 4, 2021

American Families Plan Includes Paid Family Leave

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Apr 29, 2021

Ramsey Alwin on Supporting Older Workers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

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Volunteers gather outside to pack boxes/meals for delivery to seniors and people with disabilities, only the food, boxes, and tables can be seen.

Apr 12, 2021

Federal Budget Process Begins with Biden Request

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Apr 7, 2021

Home Care Gets a Boost in American Jobs Plan

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A senior woman is in the parking hugging her granddaughters as they kiss her on the cheeks.

Mar 16, 2021

American Rescue Plan Improves Senior Health and Financial Security

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A Black middle-aged woman feels empowered with her arms out wide.

Mar 10, 2021

This Women's History Month We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

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Feb 23, 2021

Get the Facts on Elder Abuse

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A "We Accept Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP)" sign appears on the window of a grocery retailer.

Feb 20, 2021

Older Adult Nutrition Month and SNAP Advocacy

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A mid adult professional discusses a volunteer list or inventory with co-director. He is pointing to the list on the clipboard.

Feb 12, 2021

How to Advocate as a Nonprofit for Older Americans

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Feb 8, 2021

Aging Well for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities for Older Adults

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An aging services network professional is sending an email to her member of Congress.

Feb 2, 2021

Thank You Letter Examples to Members of Congress

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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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A senior Black woman is filling out her ballot at the polls.

Sep 30, 2020

What Is the Accessible Voting Act?

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An older masked man is placing his ballot for the 2020 election in the mailbox.

Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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A health care worker/nurse is visiting a senior man, using a digital tablet.

Sep 18, 2020

Senators Urge Appropriators to Provide Adequate FY21 Funding for SHIP

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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An older Asian couple is contemplating financial decisions over coffee.

May 20, 2020

Potential Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Minority Older Adults

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May 20, 2020

The Heroes Act: What Is It and How Will It Provide Relief?

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And older grandmother and her younger granddaughter water plants outside of her retirement home.

May 6, 2020

What Congress Should Do for Low-Income Older Adults

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Close-up photo of an older black person in a wheelchair carrying an N95 mask.

Apr 16, 2020

The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

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Feb 27, 2020

Census 2020 & Older Adults: Reaching the Hard to Reach

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Feb 4, 2020

NCOA Endorsement of Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020

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A group of older adults are going through their daily stretching exercise routine at a senior center.

Feb 4, 2020

Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 Summary

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Jan 30, 2020

Older Adults and the 2020 Census: A Colorado Story

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Stacks of coins are lined up, with amounts ranging from lower to highest - symbolizing what you save for your family, a car, house, and health. A hand is dropping some of the coins in a mason jar.

Apr 25, 2019

Elder Index Measure of Economic Security

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A senior Caucasian woman and her female caregiver are shopping for groceries.

Sep 4, 2018

Joint Letter Opposing Proposals to Restrict Access to SNAP in House 2018 Farm Bill

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A look at a podium in a U.S. Senate hearing room.

Jan 24, 2018

Anna Maria Chávez on Turning 65: Navigating Critical Decisions to Age Well

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Jul 24, 2015

2015 Falls Free® National Falls Prevention Action Plan

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