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Presidential Proclamation: ADA Celebrates 25 Years

President Obama marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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White House Moves to Increase Organ Donations

The White House announces several steps agencies and the healthcare sector are taking to help promote organ donations, with much of the effort focusing on research efforts that will lead to new developments in organ replacement.

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Health Careers Pathway Initiative Launched

The White House has unveiled the Health Careers Pathways Initiative, a new joint effort of more than 50 organizations designed to better match training with employer needs at a national scale.

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Older Americans Act: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, April 19, signed into law the Older Americans Act – a measure he had urged Congress to reauthorize last summer. The OAA funds a wide array of programs deemed crucial to addressing poverty among older adults. Low-income seniors with few other resources rely on those programs to age safely and with dignity.

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Biden Tapped to Lead ‘Moonshot’ Activities

Vice President Joe Biden launches the “moonshot” initiative at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia to accelerate a cure for cancer. The initiative focuses on breaking down barriers in the medical world that are preventing cancer breakthroughs and rewarding promising collaborative practices and research. Biden chooses the center to unveil the new initiative because of its pioneering efforts on immunotherapy where a patient’s immune system is deployed against cancer cells.

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Conference on Aging Forums Get Underway

This week marks the launch of a series of regional forums designed to engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on aging on the key issues affecting older Americans.

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Obama to Propose Major Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria Initiative

The White House says President Obama's FY 2016 budget will include $1.2 billion for programs designed to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a way to promote public health. The issue is especially important to seniors who are particularly vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant pathogens in instituional settings.

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Seblius to Resign as HHS Honcho

Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Seblius is resigning, an unnamed White House official tells the Associated Press on Thursday (April 10).

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