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New U.S. Administration "Community Living" - Press Release from U.S. Dept of HHS

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Wally, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Wally

    Wally Senior Member

    Here is a press release that I received from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services regarding a new "Community Living" initiative/administration.

    News Release

    April 16, 2012

    Contact: HHS Press Office
    (202) 690-6343

    A Statement from Secretary Sebelius on the Administration for Community Living

    All Americans including people with disabilities and seniors should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions rather than in nursing homes or other institutions.

    The Obama administration and my department have long been committed to promoting community living and finding new mechanisms to help ensure that the supports people with disabilities and seniors need to live in the community are accessible.

    Today, with the creation of the new Administration for Community Living (ACL), we are reinforcing this commitment by bringing together key HHS organizations and offices dedicated to improving the lives of those with functional needs into one coordinated, focused and stronger entity.

    The Administration for Community Living will bring together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency that supports both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups, such as children with developmental disabilities or seniors with dementia. This new agency will work on increasing access to community supports and achieving full community participation for people with disabilities and seniors.

    The Administration on 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.

    Building on President Obamas Year of Community Living, the ACL will pursue improved opportunities for older Americans and people with disabilities to enjoy the fullest inclusion in the life of our nation.

    For more information, please visit

    For those who are not familiar with the website at, there is a lot of information on a wide range of topics that you might like to look at. You can also sign up for an e-mail subscription for topics that you are interested in (for example disability, technology, health etc..). While we all know that information about ME/CFS has been lacking by most governments throughout the world, sometimes you can cobble together information/resources that can help with other issues in your life. While the information on this site is directed toward U.S. citizens, it does provide some general information that could be of interest no matter where you reside.

    Take care and please don't shoot the messenger.

    Wally :worried: :Retro smile:
  2. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

    PA, USA
    If they want to increase my quality of life, they should increase my tiny disability check to today's economic standards instead of standards put into place a million years ago.
  3. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

    Somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland
    The average working wage has stayed the same in real terms for about 30 years
    while for the top 1% it had sky rocketted (can't recall exact amount, 45%? and 95% for top 0.1%?)

    hence Average UK wage (including that OF the execs) is 22,000
    And average Exec wage is now 500,000

    hence the increasing push for genocide of the disabled by nelgect (they don't have the guts to do it by direct action)

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