Reorganization Affects Administration on Aging

This week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a reorganization that affects the Administration on Aging (AoA).

A new Administration on Community Living (ACL) has been created, bringing together into a single agency the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability, and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.  “The Administration for Community Living will seek to enhance and improve the broad range of supports that individuals may need to live with respect and dignity as full members of their communities.  These support needs go well beyond health care and include the availability of appropriate housing, employment, education, meaningful relationships and social participation.”

Kathy Greenlee, the openly lesbian Assistant Secretary for Aging, will assume an additional role as Administrator of the Administration for Community Living. 

For more information on the new ACL, go to http://www.hhs.gov/acl/

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