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Capitol Correspondence - 09.03.19

ACL Celebrates New Caregiving Advisory Councils

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The Administration for Community Living (ACL), the subagency that oversees many disability and aging programs in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, celebrated two new Advisory Councils on caregiving last week. We were pleased that ANCOR members Consumer Direct and ACHIEVA are part of the new family caregiving council created by the RAISE Family Caregiver Act which ANCOR supported to passage. Read more from the ACL blog here.

As shared in the blog:

We were honored that HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan joined us to launch both efforts. “HHS recognizes the significance of caregivers and is eager to support” the councils and their work, Hargan told those gathered. “These meetings offer an opportunity to talk through issues of great importance to our health care system.” He urged the council members to bring not only their “compassion and generous hearts, but also innovative ideas. You bring expertise, passion and commitment that we are going to rely on to make life better for Americans from all walks of life.”