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Join the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for Part 2 of their Public Policy webinar series to learn about the ongoing efforts in Congress to tackle the direct care workforce crisis. As the pandemic has shown, the demand for direct care far exceeds the available supply of workers across the nation, creating a significant challenge for care recipients and direct care workers alike. Without a robust direct care workforce, families and caregivers face additional pressure to provide care that is often inadequate for the complex health needs of older adults and persons with disabilities. In this webinar, attendees will discover how NCOA is taking action to address this issue, as well as hear from members of Congress.

This webinar will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 pm ET.

Visit here to register.

Join the National Center for Advancing Person-centered Practices and Services (NCAPPS) for a webinar exploring the dignity of risk. Dignity of risk is the idea that taking reasonable risks is essential to supporting autonomy for people with disabilities, balancing the need for autonomy while keeping a person’s health and welfare in mind. Participants will hear from providers, national experts, people with lived experience, and state representatives as they examine best practices for addressing and assessing risk through a person-centered lens.

Speakers include:

  • Susan Arwood;
  • Mary Lou Bourne;
  • Carl Lipford;
  • Elise Messner; and
  • Shannon Nehus.

The webinar will take place Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. You can visit here to register for the webinar.

ADvancing States and our partners with the ARPA HCBS Technical Assistance Collective are proud to release two papers that provide information about state efforts and activities under their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) HCBS spending plans. Through the generous support of The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, The Milbank Memorial Fund, and Arnold Ventures, the TA Collective operated two Affinity Groups (AG) to support states, facilitate information exchange, and share innovations, promising practices, and other strategies to expand and enhance their HCBS programs.

One AG focused on HCBS Workforce Shortages and state efforts to increase worker compensation and to improve training and education activities, while the other AG was dedicated to incorporating enabling technology into state HCBS programs. Each paper provides an overview of the issue, a summary of the discussions and ideas presented, examples of state innovations, and a discussion of future activities, challenges, and considerations as states continue to address these issues.

Visit here to read more.

Today, President Biden released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. ADvancing States sent analysis of the FY 2022 President’s Recommended Budget in an email to ADvancing States members. This email included two key documents:

  1. A memorandum highlighting key takeaways and considerations from the budget proposal. Visit here to read the analysis.
  2. Budget charts that summarize the potential impact of the funding recommendations on a number of important aging and disability programs if they were to become law. Visit here to view the charts.