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 Input Needed To Support Development of National Plan On Aging

We have received the following notice from the Administration for Community Living:

Input is needed To support development of a National Plan On Aging and comments may be submitted until Sunday, September 15, 2024.

On May 30, ACL released “Aging in the United States: A Strategic Framework for a National Plan on Aging.” The Strategic Framework captures the opportunities and challenges created by the aging of the U.S. population and defines goals and objectives for addressing critical aging issues. It provides a road map for developing a national plan on aging that will advance best practices for service delivery, support development and strengthening of partnerships within and across sectors, identify solutions for removing barriers to health and independence for older adults, and more.The Strategic Framework was developed by leaders and experts from 16 federal agencies and departments working together through the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities, with support from community partners and leaders in the aging services network. In the coming months, the ICC and partners will engage with stakeholders across the nation to explore the opportunities and issues in the Strategic Framework and inform the development of the national plan on aging.We are pleased to share the first national public input opportunity!The National Plan on Aging Community Engagement Collaborative, which is comprised of three ICC partners — West HealthThe SCAN Foundation, and The John A. Hartford Foundation — is seeking input from both individuals and organizations on the Strategic Framework and key aging issues. By completing a short online survey, you can help shape the national plan on aging.Please make your voice heard — and please spread the word to help elevate the voices of older adults and community partners!

About the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities

Led by ACL, the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities was established under the Older Americans Act to foster coordination across the federal government and to develop a national set of recommendations on key aging issues.With first-ever appropriations to support the ICC received in fiscal year 2023, ACL convened leaders and experts across 16 federal agencies and departments to develop the Strategic Framework. The promise embedded in this Strategic Framework, however, extends beyond government coordination. Its vision, values, goals, and actions are intended to create and strengthen cross-sector partnerships and for the betterment of older adults nationwide.Learn more about the ICC on Healthy Aging and Age-Friendly Communities at your comment and learn 
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