National Institutes of Health (NIH):

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC):

  • On July 27,2021 issued an alert that FBI Criminal Investigative Division and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) warn of fraudsters swindling investors while pretending to be registered brokers or investment advisers. Fraudsters may falsely claim to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or a state securities regulator in order to lure investors into scams, or even impersonate real investment professionals who actually are registered with these organizations. Fraudsters may misappropriate the name, address, registration number, logo, photo, or website likeness of a currently or previously registered firm or investment professional. If you suspect fraud, report it to the SEC.

From the VA and the Military Health System:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

  • Statistical Brief regarding Clinical Conditions With Frequent and Costly Hospital Readmissions by Payer, 2018. Among their findings, in 2018, there were a total of 3.8 million adult hospital readmissions within 30 days, with an average readmission rate of 14 percent and an average readmission cost of $15,200. Read more.
  • Investing in Primary Care to Ensure High-Quality Care for All Americans. Read more.
  • The Role of Value-Based Payment in Promoting Innovation to Address Social Risks: A Cross-Sectional Study of Social Risk Screening by US Physicians. Read more
  • Improving medication reconciliation with comprehensive evaluation at a Veterans Affairs skilled-nursing facility. Read more.

From the Administration for Community Living (ACL):

  • Older Adults Equity Collaborative Library, a digital resource that includes materials from each member organization of the OAEC to provide resources for the aging services network, providers serving diverse communities and populations, and diverse older adults and family caregivers themselves. Announcement link.
  • Webinar regarding CMS-Medicaid Resources for Housing Supportive Services Thursday, August 12, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET. Register.
  • Webinar regarding Supporting Youth with Disabilities Transitioning Out of Foster Care Summit. Wednesday, August 18 – Thursday, August 19. Register.
  • Celebrating and looking beyond the ADA – 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the future of disability advocacy
  • Collaborations to Reduce Social Isolation for Older Adults. Read more.
  • Lifespan Respite Care Program: Reposting Funding Opportunity. Read more.
  • National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center Funding Award
  • The Nutrition and Aging Resource Center website is now at acl.gov/senior-nutrition. Content has been reorganized into key sections, including training and tools; success stories; and data and evaluation. A broad range of subsections further organize content into categories such as innovative models and events. Read more.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced:

The Consumer Federation of America released its report regarding 2020 consumer complaints. Georgia Attorney General Carr announced on July 26, 2021, that the top ten reported consumer complaints in 2020 were:

    1. Debt Issues (debt collection, loan companies, credit report problems, title pawns, payday loans, credit card providers, credit repair, debt adjustment)
    2. Used Car Sales
    3. Price Gouging/Public Health State of Emergency
    4. Landlord/Tenant Issues
    5. Automotive Repairs
    6. Employment Issues
    7. Home Improvement/Repairs (home improvements, home repairs, security systems, roofing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, pest control, swimming pools)
    8. Health-Related Services/Billing (medical services, billing by provider or in-house 3rd party collector, personal care services, pharmacy, hospital inpatient billing, home health services, health sharing plans, DUI/alcohol/drug risk reduction programs)
    9. New Car Sales
    10. Utilities (cell phones, landline phones, bundled services, cable, satellite, electricity, internet/email, natural gas, garbage, recycling, water/sewer, propane)

Selected links from Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4385, July 19 through July 23, 2021, reported:

From Benefits.gov:

National Centers for Health Statistics:

  • The Data Linkage Program at the National Center for Health Statistics is excited to announce the release of the 2019 Linked Mortality Files (LMFs)! We have completed an updated linkage of the 1985, 1995, 1997, and 2004 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) to death records from the National Death Index. The updated NNHS LMFs provide mortality follow-up data through December 31, 2019. The LMFs combine data from the NNHSs with mortality follow-up, including date of death and causes of death, providing researchers the opportunity to investigate the association of a wide variety of health characteristics with mortality

Selected from NAELA E-bulletin:

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