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So Much Yellow

Set in Northern California in the late sixties, So Much Yellow is a short, dramatic film about a young girl and the family road trip that changes her life forever. Inspired by true stories, this film depicts the difficult decision one family makes to institutionalize their young son who has Down syndrome.TRIGGER WARNING: this film …

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News Article: Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Penn State has released a news article, “Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA,” announcing it’s funding award to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. “With the funding support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), researchers from the College of Nursing in collaboration with the College of …

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Report: Medication Overload – America’s Other Drug Problem – The John A. Hartford Foundation

A report from the Lown Institute, Medication Overload: America’s Other Drug Problem, documents a steep rise in the number of medications taken by older Americans, and a parallel rise in serious adverse drug events (ADEs) that can lead to loss of mobility, falls, hospitalization, and in some cases, death. Among the most telling statistics, the …

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American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Source: American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation The American Hospital Association (AHA) will be running an Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community starting in September 2019. Health systems interested in improving care for older adults at their organization can learn how you can implement the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly care, …

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No Equity Without Everyone: Philanthropy Must Fully Include People With Disabilities (Opinion) – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

RWJF and Ford Foundation are leading an effort to “mainstream” disability in philanthropy. Source: No Equity Without Everyone: Philanthropy Must Fully Include People With Disabilities (Opinion) – The Chronicle of Philanthropy This year, the United States will celebrate 29 years of civil-rights progress under the Americans With Disabilities Act. And yet the more than 56 …

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EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American adults experiences a mental health condition each year. For many of these individuals, work is a key part of their health and identity, contributing to their sense of purpose and wellbeing. Source: EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit That’s why it’s important for employers …

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Active People Healthy Nation

Source: Active People Healthy Nation This initiative seeks to highlight the importance of physical activity in improving the health of all Americans. In order to meet a goal of 27 million Americans becoming physically active by 2027, the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has developed five action steps that encourage states and communities to …

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Life Expectancy: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live – RWJF

Source: Life Expectancy: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live – RWJF People living just a few blocks apart may have vastly different opportunities to live a long life in part because of their neighborhood. Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest …

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Home – Self Advocacy Info

Your one-stop resource for organizing and supporting self advocacy groups How can we help your self advocacy group? FEATURED RESOURCES The mission of Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership. Source: Home – Self Advocacy Info The …

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