Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., discusses the importance of adult vaccination and why it is important to talk to a healthcare provider about appropriate vaccines that may protect you or a family member. Watch Now
Some people think that immunization is only for infants and young children, but that’s far from the truth—adults need vaccines too. In fact, nearly 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year. This month, please join us in raising awareness of the power of prevention as we recognize World Immunization Week during April 24-30.
As adults as young as 50 get older, their immune systems decline, leaving them more susceptible to infectious diseases, like pneumococcal pneumonia, a type of pneumonia. In fact, pneumonia is a leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, despite increased personal risk, many adults aren’t vaccinated.
NANASP and Meals on Wheels America wrote to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees on April 23, 2015 to urge them to support a funding level of $874.6 million for the OAA nutrition programs for FY 2016 as proposed in the President's budget. The letter also states our position against any return to sequester-level funding for OAA programs. Read Letter
CLICK HERE for more information on the Appointment Based Model (ABM) found in 10,000 pharmacie nationwide.
Deadline: April 24th
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs needs you! Here is your chance to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of home & community nutrition/care providers. NANASP is currently seeking nutrition service providers, senior center directors and industry partners to serve in leadership positions. Apply or nominate a colleague for a board of director position.
For more information, please contat Pam Carlson at 202.682.6899 or download the a full application HERE
NANASP writes to Reps. Phil Roe and Linda Sanchez in support of H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act, which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).NANASP IPAB Repeal.pdf
Get Involved! The “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee” (Advisory Report) is now open for public review and comment. An official announcement will also publish in the Federal Register. To read the Advisory Report and submit your comments, visit DietaryGuidelines.gov.
Advisory Report: An advisory committee of independent experts – the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (or Committee) – has submitted its report to the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA). The “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee” describes findings from the Committee’s review of the scientific evidence on diet, nutrition, and health, and will help inform the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines.
Upcoming Public Meeting: HHS and USDA will host a public meeting at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to receive public oral comments on the “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.” Meeting registration for in-person and webcast registration will open March 9, 2015 on www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. Those interested in providing oral testimony will be able to specify their request upon registration. Capacity for oral testimony is limited to 70 individuals with 10 on stand-by. Testimony participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The meeting facility provides ample space for in-person attendance and live webcast viewing will be available. Oral testimony can only be given in-person.
Next Steps: HHS and USDA will use the Advisory Report along with input from federal agencies and public comments to develop the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. HHS and USDA will release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 by end of the year.
Wed., January 28, 2015 -- Today, the Senate HELP committee passed The Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Bill (S.192) by a unanimous voice vote. This is a positive step for NANASP in increasing the visibility of OAA and the importance of reauthorization, it's programs and the services that our members develop, coordinate and deliver every day.
Click here to view the a recording of the full hearing.
Nutrition = Solutions to Healthy Aging and Long-Term Services and Supports Whit House Conference on National Webinar/Listening Session
The 2015 NANASP Education Committee is currently reviewing all of the proposals received for engaging workshops and panel presentations. Submitters will be notified of acceptance by Feburary 25th.
Since March of 2013 when the first round of sequestration was imposed we have been in communication with our members about its impact. Last year we were pleased to offer $1,000 grants to member programs for them to use for additional meals. Thanks to the generous support of our corporate donors, NANASP intends to offer the same grants for the end of 2014 as we know that not all member programs have fully recovered from sequestration.
To help us determine how best to distribute these awards by the end of the year, please complete the following survey by December 1, 2014.