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Administration on Aging Joins Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to Become New Adminstration for Community Living

On April 16th, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new organization within the Department of Health and Human Services – the “Administration for Community Living” (ACL). The ACL will include the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in a single agency with the goal of increasing access to community supports and full participation, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities. For more information, please see http://www.hhs.gov/acl.

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NY Times Features Medication Risk for Elders, Beers Criteria and AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

Jane Brody writes in the New York Times Well Blog about potentially dangerous drugs for older adults and the recently updated Beers Criteria to help providers keep their patients safe.  The Beers Criteria was updated by the American Geriatrics Society, with funding in part from the John A. Hartford Foundation.  The article highlights the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging's resources for older adults to address medication issues.  Read the article here. 

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NY Times Features Medication Risk for Elders, Beers Criteria and AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

Jane Brody writes in the New York Times Well Blog about potentially dangerous drugs for older adults and the recently updated Beers Criteria to help providers keep their patients safe.  The Beers Criteria was updated by the American Geriatrics Society, with funding in part from the John A. Hartford Foundation.  The article highlights the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging's resources for older adults to address medication issues.  Read the article here. 

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NY Times Features Medication Risk for Elders, Beers Criteria and AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

Jane Brody writes in the New York Times Well Blog about potentially dangerous drugs for older adults and the recently updated Beers Criteria to help providers keep their patients safe.  The Beers Criteria was updated by the American Geriatrics Society, with funding in part from the John A. Hartford Foundation.  The article highlights the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging's resources for older adults to address medication issues.  Read the article here. 

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NPR's The Diane Rehm Show features Amy Berman and Diane Meier

On Monday, April 16th, NPR's The Diane Rehm Show features Sr. Program Officer Amy Berman and Dr. Diane Meier of the Center to Advance Palliative Care in a segment called, "Facing Death: Choosing Quality of Life Over Aggressive Treatment." The piece airs at 11:06am on Washington, DC's WAMU 88.5 and then will be distributed by National Public Radio.

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American Federation For Aging Research Announces 2012 Hartford Centers of Excellence In Geriatric Medicine Scholars

The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) announced it will distribute nearly $2.5 million in career development awards to 83 advanced fellows and junior faculty members at 28 Hartford Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training. The Centers of Excellence program is funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, a committed champion of improving health care for older adults, and administered by AFAR, and since 2010 has granted more than $7.5 million, with the goal of increasing the number of academic leaders in geriatric medicine. For a complete list of this year’s Hartford scholars, please visit AFAR's web…

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More Beeson Scholars in the News

Several Beeson Scholars were featured in the news recently: Dr. Cary Gross of Yale University was featured in New York Times "Well" blog; Dr. Daniel Matlock of the University of Colorado was highlighted in the New York Times "New Old Age" blog; and Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander at Harvard writes for The Atlantic. The Beeson Scholars Program is administered by the American Federation for Aging Research in partnership with the National Institute on Aging and the John A. Hartford Foundation.

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