Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Strengthening data intelligence on the value of services provided by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) is imperative, according to one of the findings published in a newly released report from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). To better understand the types of data collected, and how it is being used to measure … Continue reading Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

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Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa #1 in its Best States rankings this week. Iowa's surge in technological infrastructure has helped Iowa leap from its #6 position in 2017 to the best state in the U.S. for 2018. Other contributing factors include Iowa's #3 ranking for health care, #4 in opportunity, #5 in … Continue reading Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

Death by a Thousand Cuts

The Iowa Senate will be considering its funding de-appropriation for the current fiscal year budget today (SF2117). The bill now calls for a reduction of $220,024. This is a reduction in the current year's funding, which ends June 30, 2018.   If  funding cuts get through the Senate, House, and the Governor, then this will be … Continue reading Death by a Thousand Cuts