Aging

Through coordination across multiple projects, New Editions works collaboratively to provide expert technical assistance and guidance to ACL, their grantees and partners, and other Aging Services Network organizations at the state, sub-state and community levels. Under a subcontract with The Lewin Group, New Editions coordinates relevant ACL activities with the initiatives of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Technical Assistance Center.

New Editions supports the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) New Freedom Initiative (NFI) Working Group, led by the HHS Office on Disability (OD). HRSA is working through the New Freedom Initiative Working Group on a project to analyze and promote the Medical Home model for children with special health care needs and all individuals with disabilities. New Editions is assisting by providing conference management, note taking and administrative support for the Working Group.

Funded under Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, New Editions contract - Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Project - was announced in June 2010 by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sebelius. The Secretary lauded the project’s vision to assist older adults and those with chronic conditions to find appropriate housing to live more independent lives.

Enacted by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the MFP Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist states, in collaboration with stakeholders, to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems. This initiative assists states in their efforts to reduce their reliance on institutional care, while developing community-based long-term care opportunities, enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate within their communities.

New Editions provides technical and logistical support for a national expert panel composed to assist the NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Department develop a holistic definition of adults with chronic health care needs that can be used in national surveys and clinical settings.

New Editions provides technical assistance to state agencies on HCBS mechanisms, program design, service delivery systems and self-direction services. Under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), New Editions specifically provides assistance to states seeking to develop or improve home and community based services under a variety of channels: Sections 1915(c) and 1115 waivers and Sections 1915(i), 1915(j) or 1915(k) State Plan Amendments. Technical assistance includes:

New Editions provides planning, evaluation, research, technical assistance and logistical services to support the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research's (NIDILRR) program planning and improvement and to meet accountability requirements. We provide program management and evaluation support to NIDILRR formative program reviews for its grantees and to its external evaluation program. We complete literature reviews, policy analyses, inventories and secondary data analyses.

New Editions provides a wide range of program support to ICDR. ICDR's mission is to promote coordination among federal agencies that conduct research or implement policy around disability issues. Under contract with the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), we support web and member collaboration sites; design and manage databases; coordinate meetings for five subcommittees and the executive committee; plan and conduct three state-of-the-science meetings annually; design member outreach activities; and prepare analyses and technical reports.

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities holds an annual National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference. The conference is for staff of Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as partners, providers and advocates providing services to people with long term services and supports (LTSS) needs in the community. 

Do you know where you will live when you are 80 years old? Will your home accommodate your health and physical needs? How will you manage if you cannot drive? Will you be able to sell your house and move into affordable, accessible housing with accessible public transportation?