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Week of December 21, 2014
Report Documents LGBT Health and Well-Being (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - HHS)

HHS released its 2014 report on Advancing the Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. Each year, the LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee releases a report on activities for the past year and objectives for the coming year. This year’s report includes accomplishments in many areas including cultural competency; implementation of the Windsor ruling that gives Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with a same-sex spouse equal access to coverage in a skilled nursing facility in which a spouse is located; and health care reform. Next year’s objectives include funding research on LGBT health inequities; prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity; and improving health data on LGBT populations. Read More>>

Monday, December 22, 2014

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“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young,” ~ J.K. Rowling in 
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

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Jobs in the Aging Network: PA Assn. of Area Agencies on Aging (p4a) - Executive Director. Apply by Dec. 31. Details>> | North City Congress - Senior Center Director of North Broad St. Senior Center. Details>> 
Call for Proposals: Aging and Society - 5th Interdisciplinary Conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5-6, 2015. Deadline: Jan. 13. More>>

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How Much of the Medicare Spending Slowdown Can be Explained? Insights and Analysis from 2014 (Dec. 2014, Kaiser Family Foundation )

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