Tip Sheets

Resources on aging in the rural population

Compiled by Eileen Beal

Administration for Community Living
ACL merges Administration on Aging, Office on Disability,  and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency
Carol Crecy
202-357-3505 or 202-746-0583 | carol.crecy@acl.hhs.gov

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Howard E. Holland, Director (acting)
301-427-1364 | howard.holland@ahrq.hhs.gov

"Caregiving comes to the forefront of issues around aging"
An AHCJ tipsheet

Evidence-Based Depression Care: Project IMPACT
Collaborative program to address the mental health needs of medically underserved, rural, low-income communities
Kitty Christensen, manager, 206-221-3637
Lindsay Bell, program assistant, 206-221-3637

Health Care Reform and Family Caregivers

Medicare Brief: State-by-state snapshot of poverty among seniors

Mental Health and Aging factsheet

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Joanetta Bolden, Associate Director, Communications
202-872-0888  | JBolden@n4a.org

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services
Office of Rural Health Policy
Steve Hirsch | 301-443-7322 or 301-443-0835 | shirsch@hrsa.gov
Tom Morris | 301-443-4269 or 301-443-0835 | tmorris@hrsa.gov

National Rural Health Association
Lindsey Corey, Dir. of Communications
913-669-2314 | lcorey@NRHArural.org

National Association of Rural Health Clinics
Rhondi Davis, Dir. of Office Operations
866-306-1961 | rdavis@narhc.org

National Center for Frontier Communities
Charlie Alfero, Executive Director
575-534-0101 | calfero@hmsnm.org
Susan Wilger, Director
575-534-0101 | swilger@hmsnm.org

A list of experts in rural health issues

National Center for Rural Health Works
Gerald A. Doeksen, Director
405-744-6083 | gad@okstate.edu

Roslynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Leisa Easom, Executive Director
229-928-1234 | leisa.easom@gsw.edu

Rural Assistance Center
Jocelyn B. Richgels, Associate Director
800-270-1898 | jrichgels@rupri.org or info@raconline.org

Rural Caregiving

Rural Nurse Association
Angeline Bushy, Executive Director
386-506-4032 | angeline.bushy@ucf.edu or admin@rno.org

SAHMSA’s Older Americans Behavioral Health
Issue Brief Series (senior mental health series/12 briefs)

UAB Comprehensive Center on Aging
Richard Allman
205-934-9261 or 205-558-7064 | rallman@uab.edu       

USDA Economic Research Services (rural issues)
Press Office | 202-694-5139 | ersinfo@ers.usda.gov

Special issues related to delivering care to dual (Medicare-Medicaid) eligibles:

“Explaining the State Integrated Care and Financial Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries”
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. October 2012.

“Innovations in Integration: State Approaches to Improving Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees”
Herman, M. and Ensslin, B.; Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. February 2013.

“Integrated Care for People with Medicare and Medicaid”
National Committee for Quality Assurance, March 2013

“Realizing the Promise of Integrated Care for the ‘Dual Eligibles”
Master, R.
Health Affairs Blog, Oct. 22, 2012

“Dual Eligibles and Integration Efforts”
The Scan Foundation, April 2013

“There is Limited Experience and Limited Data to Support Policy Making on Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles”
Gold, Marsha R., Jacobson, Gretchen A., and Garfield, Rachel L.; Health Affairs, June 2012

“Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. Chapter 5: Coordinating care for dual-eligible beneficiaries”
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, June 2011