Updates from NADTC
NADTC wants to provide you with current resources we believe will be helpful to you, here's a reminder of a few items of interest.
Deadline for NADTC Survey is Friday, January 15!
Our annual survey closes next Friday, January 15 and we want to make sure you don't miss the chance to formally weigh in on how NADTC can support your organization's priorities. If you have not already completed the survey, please take a few minutes to answer 10 short questions. Thank you for your assistance!
Transportation for COVID-19 Immunization
We know that older adults, particularly older adults of color and residents of long-term care facilities, have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and have experienced higher mortality rates than the general population. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that residents of long-term care facilities be next in line to receive the vaccine, after health care personnel. Adults age 75 and older are targeted to receive the vaccine in the next phase, along with essential workers.

Adults older than age 75 who live in the community, especially older people of color, are less likely to drive and frequently experience challenges obtaining transportation when seeking essential services, including health care and grocery shopping. Given the self-quarantine of this population during the pandemic, these transportation disparities have been less visible over the past several months. We know, however, that many transportation providers have continued to serve older adults and people with disabilities by helping with the delivery of food and medicines in their communities. Once again, we expect that transportation providers will be on the front lines in helping these vulnerable populations get to coronavirus immunization sites.

NADTC would like to know how these efforts are working in your community. Specifically, we want to know how transportation providers are working to help older adults and people with disabilities get to sites where the vaccine is provided, as well as the barriers and challenges they encounter in meeting this critical need. NADTC intends to collect this information and make it available on our website to facilitate sharing lessons learned and creative approaches to address this enormous challenge.

Please send us an email at contact@nadtc.org or call our toll-free number at 866-983-3222 with information about your experiences.
Funding Opportunity to Support Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities
America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will award two $2,500 mini-grants to communities or groups to advance inclusive planning in tribal communities by engaging people with disabilities and designing safe and accessible transportation systems.

Applications are due by the end of the day, Monday, February 1.
STAY CONNECTED:
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
Washington, D.C.
contact@nadtc.org | 866.983.3222 
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.