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Free Webinar to Focus on Medicaid, Transportation for Older Adults

Federal regulations require states to ensure eligible, qualified Medicaid beneficiaries have access to services to take them to and from providers. However, each state’s Medicaid and managed care programs may implement the regulations differently, making it difficult for older adults to get the transportation they need.

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‘Medicaid Under Attack’ Webinar to Dissect Current Threats

Medicaid is under attack from all directions. From the Republican-led House’s proposal to impose cap Medicaid funding in American Healthcare Act (AHCA) and the drastic cuts proposed to Medicaid in the Trump administration’s budget plan, the threats to Medicaid are widespread.

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Free Roundtable Discussion to Focus on Transportation

As Baby Boomers age, the issue of continued mobility will grow. Ensuring that transportation exists for this growing population, as a part of a community’s infrastructure, must be a priority for transportation policymakers and planners. Transportation is an essential part of the community infrastructure that individuals need in order to gain access to the goods, services, and social contacts that support their day-to-day existence and quality of life.

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DoT to Hold Civil Rights Virtual Symposium

The symposium is a two-day virtual event that will connect stakeholders, themes, and perspectives across the civil rights and transportation communities. It will focus on principles of civil rights, diversity, and inclusion while acknowledging the achievements of past work to advance the cause of equity and opportunity.

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Plan to Donate Blood During ‘Trauma Awareness Month’

Trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions -- many of them seniors -- in the United States every year. May is “Trauma Awareness Month” and the American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.

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Free Alzheimer’s Caregiving Seminar Set for Ann Arbor Area

If you’re going to be in the Ann Arbor, MI area in mid-May and you’re interested in the latest caregiving techniques for Alzheimer’s patients, you should consider attending a freebie two-day event in nearby Chelsea. Michigan, like the rest of the country, is expected to experience a marked increase in the number of new Alzheimer’s cases. State health officials anticipate an increase of 5.6% within the next three years and 22 percent by 2025. This makes the need for good information for caregivers particularly urgent right now.

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Universal Design Expo Slated for May 13 in Suburban DC

If you’re in the business of creating living spaces featuring universal design, you may want to check out an opportunity in suburban Washington, DC that will allow you to exhibit your work for free.

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Experts to Brief Congress on Legal Aid Disaster Response

Low-income families are especially vulnerable to the far-reaching impact of natural disasters. Victims need experts who understand the legal issues involved and who can help them secure temporary housing, file insurance claims, replace important legal documents, negotiate with landlords to make necessary repairs, and more. Legal aid is essential in helping victims get back on their feet following a disaster.

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‘Elder Boom’ Forces Rethinking of U.S. Healthcare Policies

Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act are three pillars upon which many of us rely for healthcare for ourselves and our families, and even these programs at their current levels are not strong enough for the coming aging of our country, a.k.a. the “Elder Boom.” Even as Congress threatens to cut these vital lifelines, policy experts and advocates around the country are organizing around innovative policy options to make the nation’s healthcare system stronger, not weaker.

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Workshop to Examine Pain Management, Rx Opioid-Related Harms

The workshop will feature discussions on actions that -- based on available data -- the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others can take to address the opioid epidemic while taking into account the needs of patients. This includes FDA actions as part of development, review, and approval of pain medicines. There also will be a public comment session.

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