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Advocacy

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  • Advocacy for Hearing Impairments (1)
    FP-0500 * YF-3200

    Advocacy * Hearing Impairments

    FP-0500 * YF-3200

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; which attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or which seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

    A defect in one or more parts of the ear and its associated nerve pathways that lead from the ear to the brain which prevents the individual from adequately hearing, receiving or attending to faint speech, ordinary conversational speech, loud speech or other sounds.

  • Aging/Long Term Care Facility Associations (1)
    TN-0300

    Aging/Long Term Care Facility Associations

    TN-0300

    Organizations whose members are facilities that have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests and improving the quality, accessibility and affordability of senior/disability-related housing and long-term care through a program of advocacy, education, information and leadership. Members may include nonprofit and/or for-profit skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, adult residential care homes, intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities, assisted living facilities and/or other facilities that house and/or care for older adults, people with disabilities and other populations that need a supported living environment. Aging/long-term care facility associations promote activities that improve the health and independence of facility residents; promote coordination and collaboration among members; seek to influence state and national long-term care policy through active lobbying at state and federal levels; promote public understanding of long-term care issues; provide opportunities for ongoing professional development of staff through conferences and journals; prepare members for changes in long-term care financing and help members become effective advocates for their institutions and profession.
  • Area Agencies on Aging (22)
    TD-1100.6500-050

    Area Agencies on Aging

    TD-1100.6500-050

    Substate organizations authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based services for older adults within their planning and service area. State Units on Aging designate, provide federal and state funding, and monitor operations of AAAs. Eight states and the District of Columbia do not have AAAs and, therefore, serve the roles of both state and area agency. AAA's responsibilities include planning; development of local funding resources; and contracting with local service provider organizations to provide authorized services which include information and referral/assistance, outreach, case/care management, escort, transportation, homemaker/chore, personal care, home repair and rehabilitation, home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, elder abuse prevention, nursing home ombudsman, legal assistance, employment and training, health promotion and disease prevention and senior centers as well as services that support caregivers including respite care, counseling and education programs. AAAs may provide a number of other services in situations where local service provider options are limited.
  • Consumer Fraud Reporting (2)
    FN-1700.1470

    Consumer Fraud Reporting

    FN-1700.1470

    Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that consumers can use to report the activities of telephone and Internet scammers and other con artists who attempt to persuade older adults, individuals who live alone, disaster victims and other vulnerable people to part with their savings. Common scams include fraudulent prize offers, "free" travel packages that have hidden costs or which never materialize, "get rich quick" investments that turn out to be worthless, tax debt/refund scams, phony charities with names that are similar to well-known organizations and schemes involving promises to recover an individual's money following their victimization by another scam. Reports may be filed by consumer fraud victims or by people who have information about individuals they know to be perpetrating these types of scams.
  • Consumer Protection Agencies (3)
    DD-2100

    Consumer Protection Agencies

    DD-2100

    Agencies established by federal, state, county or city officials, business or industry associations, the media or the private sector to provide consumer education and information and/or to handle consumer complaints regarding unfair or fraudulent business or credit practices, unsafe or poor quality goods, incompetent services or other similar problems; and to provide solutions through mediation, arbitration or public pressure.
  • Disability Rights Groups (2)
    TD-1600.3100-180

    Disability Rights Groups

    TD-1600.3100-180

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.
  • Health Related Advocacy Groups (2)
    TD-1600.2570

    Health Related Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.2570

    Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures such as bans on smoking that have a positive impact on public health. Specific issues may include extending the reach of childhood immunization programs, expanding services for people with specific disabilities or health conditions, funding medical research, supporting or opposing stem cell research, establishing the liability of managed health care organizations and nursing facilities for the consequences of their decisions, providing a prescription drug benefit for the elderly, passing a powerful patient's bill of rights, advocating for universal health care or taking a position on the merits of specific medical procedures or forms of treatment.
  • Individual Advocacy for Older Adult/Aging Issues / Functional Disabilities (2)
    FP-0500.3300 * YZ-6100 * YF-2200

    Individual Advocacy * Older Adult/Aging Issues / Functional Disabilities

    FP-0500.3300 * YZ-6100 * YF-2200

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services to which they are entitled, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of older adults and their interests.

    Physical, mental or developmental disabilities which pose substantial barriers to an individual's ability to maintain independent living and which place the individual at risk of institutionalization without varying degrees of community support or which may leave no other choice than institutionalization.

  • LGBTQ Advocacy Groups (2)
    TD-1600.3100-400

    LGBTQ Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.3100-400

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning or are in the process of coming out.
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs (2)
    FT-4950

    Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

    FT-4950

    Programs that investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing facilities, residential care homes, assisted living facilities and other supervised living facilities for older adults. The program also promotes policies and practices that improve the quality of life, health, safety, welfare and rights of residents; monitors laws, regulations and policies that affect those who live in long-term care facilities; provides the public with information about long-term care options; and promotes the development of consumer organizations concerned about long-term care. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system.
  • Senior Advocacy Groups (14)
    TD-1600.3100-800

    Senior Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.3100-800

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of older adults.
  • Taxpayer Advocate Services (1)
    DT-8400.8700

    Taxpayer Advocate Services

    DT-8400.8700

    Programs that provide advocacy services for people who have an ongoing tax issue with the IRS or other tax collection agencies that they have been unable to resolve through normal procedures. Included are agencies within the IRS or other tax collection agencies tasked with this responsibility and independent organizations that offer this form of assistance.