LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.13.21

Members | April 13, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, April 13, 2021

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

President’s Request: Health Preparedness, Vulnerable Communities

Last week, the Biden Administration released its budget request for fiscal year 2022, which signals the President's priorities for the coming year. The request complements the Administration’s infrastructure proposal and offers a blueprint for Congress to build on the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Read more about the plan and LeadingAge’s initial response.

2021 LeadingAge Annual Awards Call for Nominations

The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor individuals that embody excellence in nonprofit aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit national recognition. Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process.

Bringing Community Health Workers to Senior Housing

Can community health workers (CHW) help older adults age successfully in affordable senior housing? A new case study from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston suggests an additional role for CHWs: helping older adults age in community. Read LeadingAge’s senior vice president of research Robyn Stone’s latest blog about bringing community health workers.

LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey

Calling all housing providers! Our quick pulse-check to gather your insights on vaccines, COVID testing, HUD payments, and more is now available. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Friday, April 16.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers on COVID-19 and beyond. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other

There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.