Legal/Advocacy

9 publications found.

NACCHO's baseline assessment of disability inclusion within local health departments

09/26/2016

People with disabilities can greatly benefit from inclusive health promotion and educational activities already being implemented by local health departments (LHDs), which can help reduce their risk and minimize the severity of secondary conditions. The inclusiveness of programs and services offered by LHDs has yet to be studied; therefore, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) decided to conduct a baseline assessment to better understand LHD administrators’...

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Obesity prevention practices and policies in childcare settings enrolled and not enrolled in the child and adult care food program

09/26/2016

Objectives The United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides meals and snacks to low-income children in child care. This study compared nutrition and physical activity practices and policies as well as the overall nutrition and physical activity environments in a sample of CACFP and non-CACFP child care settings. CACFP participation was not associated with written policies or physical activity practices. Conclusions for Practice There is room for...

  • Legal/ Advocacy

A Study of Adult Guardianship in Ohio: Preliminary Results

02/22/2016

This research brief is a description of findings from interviews with key informants from the first phase of a study entitled: “Adult Guardianship in Ohio: Promising Practices.” These findings led to the development of a survey about adult guardianship practices in Ohio's probate courts. The report highlights the challenges courts face and strategies they use to effectively manage those challenges. Finally, we highlight some promising practices that the courts have put in place to meet the...

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Legal/ Advocacy
  • Mental Health

Long-term services and supports (LTSS): A growing challenge for an aging America

04/29/2015

Because most Americans do not plan for the likelihood that we will need formal assistance because of a disability, many end up using the public assistance Medicaid program as the safety net for LTSS. The breadth and depth of issues surrounding LTSS, the number of individuals and families that will need LTSS both now and in the future, and the implications that this system will have on private and public resources suggests that the White House Conference on Aging, the Public, the Administration,...

  • Legal/ Advocacy
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Initial exploration of newly implemented public health policy using Geographic Information Systems: the case of a U.S. Silver Alert program

12/01/2014

Public health policies are designed for specific subsets of the population. We assert that utilization patterns can be effectively assessed using geographic information systems (GIS). This paper uses the Silver Alert program, a recently implemented public health policy, as a case for how and why GIS can be used to examine utilization patterns. Design. The paper uses visualized data and spatial statistics to assess utilization patterns and mission adherence. Results show disproportionate...

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Health/Physical Activity
  • Legal/ Advocacy

What the Paradox of Change Means for the Future of Aging Services

07/17/2014

The aging services sector must foster and embrace change, evolving to meet the demands of our modern world, lest it go the way of companies like Kodak and Blockbuster-neither of which anticipated or adapted to changes in the marketplace. But when organizations change, it must be with the right strategy. If the aging services sector evolves in the wrong way, generations will feel the impact. It must ask the right questions, be clear about where it needs to go and what the issues are, innovate,...

  • Aging Network
  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Identifying naturally occurring retirement communities: A spatial analysis

06/23/2014

Guided by the concept of "aging in place" and potential policy implications, the study analyzed naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs; 40% or greater house owners and renters aged 65 years and older) and whether there were spatiotemporal patterns in Ohio between 2000 and 2010. Data were derived from the 2000 and 2010 census tracts. Geovisualization was used to visually examine the distribution of NORCs in 2000 and 2010. Global Moran's I was used to quantify the spatial distribution...

  • Care Management
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Integrated Care and the Aging Network: The Next Frontier or the End of an Era?

07/01/2013

The strong push to integrate Medicare and Medicaid services has been driven by the federal government through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and by states, in response to two major system concerns: quality and cost. But nationwide system change has been slow and inconsistent. This article lays out the many issues that have come forward as the aging services industry experiences this change. Much about how healthcare is delivered in our nation is yet to be determined: the...

  • Aging Network
  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Legal/ Advocacy
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Think Globally, Act Locally: The Maturing of a Worldwide Science and Practice of Aging

03/28/2013

This article answers the question, “Why should we care about global aging?” with a look at the first half century (1945-2000) in the study of aging, and then delineates the reasons why studying global aging is crucial: to be educated and potentially share solutions; on a personal level because our aging is directly tied to others through worldwide economics and politics; and to head off distrust between countries.Generations, 6-11(6).Publication available online, subscription may be...

  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Legal/ Advocacy