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NIHB MMPC Needs Tribal Leaders to

Submit Comments on Older Americans Act

to Better Serve Elders

The National Indian Health Board's Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Reform Policy Committee (MMPC) has identified issues with the Older Americans Act (OAA) that must be addressed in official comment to the ACL: the funding formula does not work for our Elders.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is soliciting comments on proposed updates to the regulations for most of its OAA programs, which are aimed at improving community social services for aging populations. Although Elders may receive services under other federal programs, the OAA is a major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to this group and their caregivers.


The below template letter goes into great detail into the gaps that exist in the current formula, essentially leaving many Elders uncounted and severely underserved. The ACL has made it clear that in order to revisit this formula, they need to hear from Tribal leadership, so please share this template letter with your leaders and encourage them to submit comment by Tuesday, August 15th.

OAA Template Letter
Submit Formal Comments

For more information or assistance with your comments, please contact Hannah Brennan, NIHB Senior Policy Analyst, at [email protected].

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