January 31, 2023

Continuing Our Fight Against COVID

February 22, 2023

LeadingAge, HHS Grants Program in McKnight's

McKnight’s Senior Living highlights LeadingAge’s new COVID vaccine grant initiative with HHS’ We Can Do This campaign (“Providers to Receive $250,000 for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics“), the latest in our ongoing efforts focused on keeping older adults and communities healthy.  Quoting LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan, “Even as the COVID public health emergency nears its end, aging services providers remain committed to protecting the health and safety of the people they care for and serve,”  the story includes the link provider members can use to request up to $15,000 to support vaccine clinic activities in their communities. Application deadline: February 24, 2023.

February 17, 2023

Updated Vaccines Grant Funding Available Now!

As part of our ongoing efforts to support members, LeadingAge has further expanded our partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the We Can Do This campaign to provide LeadingAge members a new grant opportunity for executing vaccine clinics in an effort to boost updated vaccine uptake for staff, residents, family members, and others in the community. Funds are available and HHS is anxious to see vaccine clinics start immediately.

Learn more and apply by February 24.

January 17, 2023

Weekly Reports to HHS on All Hands on Deck Efforts

LeadingAge continues to report weekly to HHS on All Hands on Deck, outlining all Association activity in support of the partnership forged with HHS and AHCA/NCAL to increase nursing home uptake of bivalent boosters.

January 05, 2023

Free COVID Tests for Older Adults as LeadingAge HHS Partnership Grows

Free COVID tests are offered for ALL provider settings through a growing LeadingAge and HHS partnership. A new, easy-access ordering form is provided on LeadingAge.org

December 22, 2022

HUD, HHS and LeadingAge Partner to Bring Free COVID-19 Test Kits to Nearly Half a Million Residents of Affordable Senior Housing

Free COVID tests for Section 202 Housing providers are arranged for LeadingAge members through a partnership with the departments of Housing and Development (HUD) and Health & Human Services (HHS) in an easy-to-use ordering portal.

December 20, 2022

External Messaging for Provider Members

Communications messaging guidance is released by LeadingAge to help members with new strategies for talking with residents, family members and friends, and staff about the importance of staying up-to-date on vaccines—to include state-specific assets, graphics and social assets, and tips for how to spread the word.

December 20, 2022

LeadingAge All Hands on Deck Hub

LeadingAge creates The All Hands on Deck hub to help keep LeadingAge members up-to-date on the developments, partnerships, and activity of this critical initiative. 

December 16, 2022

LeadingAge Lauds Policy Change to Increase Nursing Home Vaccine Access

LeadingAge successfully advocates for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to change policy that enables long-term care providers to administer COVID-19 vaccines to all residents and staff. Find more information and resources here

December 15, 2022

“We’re all in!” LeadingAge Partners with White House in Winter Preparedness Efforts

As COVID-19 cases increase and the threat of a tripledemic looms, aging services leader Katie Smith Sloan announced a range of initiatives and partnerships that LeadingAge is undertaking in collaboration with the Biden Administration to support the  White House COVID-19 Winter Preparedness Plan, also released today.

December 15, 2022

Biden Administration Announces COVID-⁠19 Winter Preparedness Plan

The White House releases a plan with focused efforts on making vaccinations, testing, and treatments even more widely available and accessible as COVID-19 cases increase through the winter.

December 06, 2022

LeadingAge Awards $80,000 in Grant Funding

LeadingAge awards all of the $80,000 for grant funding to members as part of our ongoing partnership with Community Catalyst and the Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative.

November 22, 2022

Nursing Home Industry Reacts to White House COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Campaign

LeadingAge issues a joint statement with the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) with a commitment to continued efforts to increase booster rates in nursing home residents and family members.

September 08, 2022

Biden Administration Outlines Plan to Get Americans an Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Shot and Manage COVID-⁠19 this Fall

The Biden Administration outlines its plan to increase COVID-⁠19 vaccination rates and manage cases across the country.