A new online tool is available to help policymakers, advocates, and other leaders in various states understand how they support direct care workers, where they can improve, and how they compare to other states.
Created and led by PHI, the Direct Care Workforce State Index offers an interactive, data-driven picture of how states’ public policies support direct care workers and how these workers are faring financially. Continue reading
Communities working to become age- and dementia friendly often identify needs or opportunities that can be addressed through advocacy on a local level.
To help stakeholders influence and improve local government policy for healthy aging, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative added a page on the toolkit section of its website. Continue reading
The Bus Network Redesign being conducted by the MBTA is a once-in-a-generation attempt to make bold improvements to the bus network for the people who depend on it most. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network to submit feedback to promote age- and dementia friendly design on the Bus Network Redesign survey. Continue reading
In recognition of Veterans Day, the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is helping advocates and attorneys by releasing a set of recommended resources. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is proud to promote inclusive communities that support all older adults and residents of all ages.
In light of recent and ongoing racial violence as well as the protests taking place across the country and all over Massachusetts, MHAC is sharing and amplifying the following statements from national organizations involved with advocacy and support of diverse older adults.
In addition, MHAC has highlighted excerpts from these statements, but we encourage those reading to view them in their entirety at the links provided. Continue reading
In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.
These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.
Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading
In a letter to the state’s Reopening Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative urged the group to include and consider older adults as it creates recommendations and strategies to reopen the economy. Continue reading
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking input on the challenges faced by family caregivers from individuals and organizations that capture the breadth of the family caregiving experience. Continue reading
The Boston College Center for Retirement and Research recently shared news on their blog about state-based policies to support caregivers that have gone into effect in 2020. Continue reading
Governor Charlie Baker joined Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and leaders of health care advocacy organizations on September 16th for a ceremonial signing of key sections of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget that aim to create health care savings for individuals and the Commonwealth. Continue reading