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If you serve older adults as a professional in the aging services network, access tips and best practices for advocacy on specific public policy issues affecting you, your senior clients, and the organizations that support them.

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Get the Facts on Elder Abuse

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Feb 20, 2021

Older Adult Nutrition Month and SNAP Advocacy

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Feb 12, 2021

How to Advocate as a Nonprofit for Older Americans

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Feb 8, 2021

Aging Well for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities for Older Adults

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Feb 2, 2021

Thank You Letter Examples to Members of Congress

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A mid-adult female advocate gestures while meeting with a policymaker about issues that affect her older father's future.

Dec 14, 2020

Effective Advocacy at Home

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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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An older masked man is placing his ballot for the 2020 election in the mailbox.

Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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An older Asian couple is contemplating financial decisions over coffee.

May 20, 2020

Potential Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Minority Older Adults

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May 20, 2020

The Heroes Act: What Is It and How Will It Provide Relief?

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Apr 16, 2020

The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

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Feb 27, 2020

Census 2020 & Older Adults: Reaching the Hard to Reach

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Feb 4, 2020

NCOA Endorsement of Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020

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Apr 25, 2019

Elder Index Measure of Economic Security

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