June/July 2007 | Volume 9 | No. 8

Policy & Legislation

Elder Justice Watch

The Elder Justice Act (S. 1070/H.R. 1783) continues to gain bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. As of press time, there were a total of 63 cosponsors of the House version of the bill and 12 in the Senate.

Senators Barbara Boxer (CA), Joseph I. Lieberman (CT), Evan Bayh (IN), and Ken Salazar (CA) are the latest to sign on as cosponsors for S. 1070.

The most recent House cosponsors of H.R. 1783 are Representatives Robert Wexler (FL); Elijah E. Cummings (MD); C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD); Dennis J. Kucinich (OH); William Lacy Clay (MO); Anthony D. Weiner NY); Thomas M. Reynolds (NY); Lynn C. Woolsey (CA); James P. Moran (VA); James T. Walsh (NY); and Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (GA).

In regard to action, on June 27, H.R. 1783 was referred to the House Committee on Healthy Families and Communities. S. 1070 was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance immediately after its introduction. Further progress is unlikely before fall, according to the Elder Justice Coalition.

More Information

The Elder Justice Coalition serves as the primary point-of-contact with Congress for elder justice issues. For updates, call (202) 782-4140 or e-mail elderjustice@verizon.net. On the Web at www.elderjusticecoalition.com/

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Senate Proposes New Bill to Improve Safety and Security in Long Term Care

On June 8, 2007, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill that would create a nationwide long term care criminal background check system aimed at protecting vulnerable people from abuse and neglect. Sponsored by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging with Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 (S. 1577) would require criminal background checks on all prospective hires with direct patient access.

The ultimate goal is to "close gaping loopholes" in the current system of background checks," Senator Kohl said in a statement, adding, "Michigan is fortunate to have been the site of a pilot program that has proven very successful, and we are hoping to be able to expand this program across the country."

The pilot program to which the Senator refers began in January 2005. Funded as part of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act (P.L. 108-173, Title III, Sec. 307), the pilot states include: Alaska; Idaho; Illinois; Michigan; Nevada; New Mexico; and Wisconsin.

According to details on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Web site, in its first year of operation Michigan excluded more than 3,000 people with records of abuse or a disqualifying criminal history. As of April 30, 2007, 625 of these were excluded through a fingerprint check. Twenty-five percent of the individuals disqualified were identified through an FBI check, "a fact that state officials believe indicates that these individuals committed crimes in other states, or have been avoiding prosecution within the state," according to the committee.

"Protecting the health and safety of our most vulnerable citizens should be a top priority," said Senator Stabenow, one of the Senate bill's cosponsors. "I am proud that much of this legislation is modeled after a successful Michigan pilot program and working together we can expand on its progress."

Since the bill's introduction, Senators Jeff Bingaman (NM) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) also have signed on as cosponsors. For more information and background read:

Michigan a Model for National Legislation
How Michigan's Statewide Background Check Program Works

The Michigan LTC Workforce Background Checks Program consists of two major components: a Web based system that allows employers to search available registries for potentially disqualifying information and a state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history check.

By state law, facilities affected include nursing homes, county medical care facilities; hospices; hospitals with swing beds; residential care and assisted living facilities; home health agencies; adult foster care facilities; psychiatric facilities; and intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation (ICF/MR).

Michigan's system, accessible through a secure ID and password and available since April 1, 2006, provides employers with convenient, centralized access to criminal history registries. The process begins once an applicant receives a bona fide good faith offer of employment and signs a Unified Consent, Disclosure, and Appeal form to authorize a request for a criminal background check.

Criminal background screens include the Medicare Exclusion List; Michigan Nurse Aide Registry; Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, Michigan Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), and the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) maintained by the Michigan State Police.

If there is no match, the job applicant is referred for state and FBI fingerprinting. If there is a fingerprint "hit," a notice is sent to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) or Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) to assist in further analysis.

According to the recent testimony of Orlene Christie, who oversees Michigan's program for background checks, the state has a "rap back" system to inform MDCH or DHS of any subsequent arrest, charge, or conviction. The advantage in "real time," she said, is being able to quickly notify employers of a change of history.

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Senate Aging Committee Holds Listening Session:
"Abuse of Our Elders: How We Can Stop It"

On Wednesday, July 18 the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a listening session to hear directly from experts and stakeholders about the national proposal for long-term care criminal background checks, legislation which Chairman Herb Kohl said he hopes will be included as part of the Elder Justice Act.

Senator Kohl in his opening remarks emphasized, "We need to propose concrete things to protect our most vulnerable persons who need long term care," adding "We need to keep predators out of the system."

The first to testify was Jennifer Coldren of Rome, New York who told of the horrific rape and assault of her 91-year-old grandmother last year by a residential facility employee. The man had a criminal record and "it was only the third night that he had worked on the floor," she said. Decrying that "he slipped through so many cracks," Coldren strongly advocated the need to create a national registry so that "no one else will know this fear and pain."

Among the other witnesses were Bob Blancato, national spokesman for the Elder Justice Coalition and Paul R. Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney and head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit in San Diego, California.

Noting that "it will be 30 years next year when Congress first addressed issues of elder abuse," Blancato voiced his support for the proposed Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 and at the same time implored the Congress to achieve "the final passage of elder justice legislation so we can genuinely help some of the most vulnerable people in our society: victims of elder abuse."

"I've become a true believer in a collaborative system," said Greenwood. He urged the nation to move forward on all fronts:

  • Passage of federal legislation including the Elder Justice Act.
  • Assure that physical abuse and financial abuse are correctly classified in state law as felonies rather than misdemeanors.
  • Create/expand list of mandated reporters of elder abuse.
  • Make courts more accessible to elder abuse victims and witnesses.
  • Establish dedicated elder abuse investigative law enforcement units in all major urban communities
  • Encourage prosecutors to form multidisciplinary networks with their APS and mental health agencies, first responders, and law enforcement.
  • Invest in awareness campaigns so the public knows exactly how and where to report elder abuse.

Watch or listen to the Webcast >> http://aging.senate.gov/

State & Local News

California Passes Bill for Abusive Caregiver Registry

The California State Assembly passed a bill on June 11, 2007 aimed at preventing abuse and mistreatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1192 directs the state to create a registry to track abusive caregivers and prevent their re-employment. Of particular interest is the requirement to adopt a "substantiation protocol" for adding a person or provider to the registry and a "release protocol" for making the information in the registry available to consumers and their families, guardians, conservators, and to regional centers.

Under the California Elder and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, abuse of a developmentally disabled person refers not only to physical, verbal, and financial abuse, but also to neglect, abandonment, abduction, isolation, and deprivation of needed goods and services.

According to the California REACH Project (Registry to End Abusive Caregiver Hiring), over 220,000 Californians with developmental disabilities receive care in residential and day programs, independent and supported living, and at-home, private care.

AB 1192 Bill Summary >> www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_1151-1200/ab_1192_

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Illinois Launches Break the Silence Campaign

On July 2, 2007, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois Department of on Aging announced the launch of the state's third annual "Break the Silence" Campaign to increase awareness about elder abuse. The "Break the Silence" campaign includes outreach efforts such as billboards and mass-transit advertisements, public service announcements, and senior community fairs to increase awareness and visibility of this important issue during July, which the Governor designated as Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

Since launching the "Break the Silence" campaign, the number of reports of elder abuse has increased, according to state trend data. In the year prior to the campaign, 8,584 reports of elder abuse were submitted. In the campaign's first year, the number of reports increased to 9,305. In year two, nearly 9,800 reports of elder abuse were made.

The Illinois Website has some fascinating reports and is an informative resource. To learn more, visit >> www.state.il.us/aging/1abuselegal/break_the_silence/splash.htm

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Nevada Passes Bank Reporting Law

On June 4, 2007, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons approved Assembly Bill (AB) 87 requiring banks and credit unions to receive training concerning financial exploitation and to report known or suspected incidents to authorities. The new law becomes effective October 1, 2007.

AB 87 Bill Text (Enrolled) >> www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/AB/AB87_EN.pdf

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San Francisco Coalesces Against Violence

On June 12, 2007, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome and District Attorney Kamala Harris unveiled legislation to revitalize the city's Family Violence Prevention Council. The Council is a body that will advise the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, and the Courts about child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse, and coordinate prevention efforts and services for survivors.

In taking a more expansive view to preventing violence across the lifespan, Mayor Newsome envisions the "collaboration between criminal justice agencies and community providers [to be] a critical step in closing the gaps that leave victims unsafe."

According to the Mayor's office, California's County Family Violence Councils typically address only domestic violence. In San Francisco, a multi-agency team has worked for the past 18 months to redesign and broaden the scope of its Council to include children, elders, and other vulnerable populations.

San Francisco's approach is unlike any other in the state, said Kathy Baxter of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Council, adding, "it is new and different, and could become a statewide model."

As quoted by Mary Twomey, director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition at San Francisco's Institute on Aging and a former NCEA partner, "For every hour you are at work, there is a call to Adult Protective Services about an elder or dependent adult being abused. These are some of our most vulnerable residents, and the Family Violence Council will ensure we are protecting them adequately."

In outlining the Mayor's agenda, Newsome's office said in a written statement that "expanding the focus of the panel will allow the city's agencies and nonprofit organization to pool resources and team up to form far-reaching strategies."

Read the Mayor's press release >> www.sfgov.org/site/mayor_index.asp?id=62125

NCEA News: Sharing Ideas

Elder Abuse Prevention Networks: Build It and They Will Come

"Build it and they will come" – sound advice for anyone interested in promoting effective multidisciplinary collaboration to prevent elder abuse from advocate Mary Lynn Kasunic, President and CEO of Region I Area Agency on Aging (AAA), in Phoenix, Arizona and founder of the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (MEAPA)at last month's Webcasts offered by NCEA.

Kasunic added that when community leaders see visible results "they not only want to be involved, they ask to be involved."

Throughout the discussions Kasunic impressed everyone with her expertise. Practical advice was peppered with lessons from real-life experience, as well as findings from a national survey on local network development conducted for NCEA.

Maricopa County's network, launched in 1993, has expanded to include close to 100 professionals from all disciplines, including government, law, long term care, health care, behavioral health, and law enforcement. The Area Agency on Aging, Region One plans, develops and delivers services for seniors (60 years and older) and adults (18 to 59) with disabilities and long term care needs.

While explaining the crucial role of law enforcement and adult protective services in prevention, Kasunic said the prerequisites for a successful network are providing a cohesive, cooperative environment in which trust is developed and first-name relationships are built.

"It is this face-to face experience of working together on jointly-identified problems that makes the difference. All play a role. All benefit," she said.

The NCEA Webcasts on June 26 and 28 were attended by more than 100 advocates from across the country. You can listen to the taped recording of the events on the NCEA Web site. To listen, please click here >>

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Advancing Evidence-Based Practice

In support of U.S. Administration on Aging priorities for making use of the best evidence from research, the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA) is carrying out a small project for the NCEA focusing on evidence-based practices related to elder abuse.

Phase one of this initiative involved an extensive literature review. We are now seeking to identify state and/or locally-based practices that have been evaluated and/or documented but not formally published. Examples of work that could possibly be useful include projects evaluated for continuation and/or budgeting purposes; practices evaluated or studied by a government panel; or a pilot study designed to test an approach or intervention.

Please keep in mind that we are casting a wide net to inventory strategies, programs, and interventions in the field that have been reasonably well evaluated, documented, and shown to have some positive outcomes.

If you are aware of projects or initiatives that you believe we should explore, please let us know. Simply e-mail a brief description and contact information to Suzanne Stack sstack@nasua.org and we will follow up.

Facts & Stats

Growing Older in America: Did You Know?

  • Some 10 percent of people age 70+ have mild to severe cognitive impairment, and prevalence rises sharply with age.
  • The rate of severe depression also rises with age. Severe depression is evident in about 20 percent of people age 85+, compared with 15 percent among people younger than 84.
  • There are approximately 800,000 community-based elders with reported confusion or memory loss, and 2.3 million elders with reported limitation of activity caused by dementia-related disease.
  • An estimated 632,000 nursing home residents age 65+ have a reported diagnosis of dementia.
  • Growing evidence shows that cognitive decline and depression are strong independent risk factors for elder self-neglect.

Sources: National Institute on Aging, Growing Older in America: The Health and Retirement Study, Mar 2007 www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ExtramuralPrograms/BehavioralAndSocialResearch/HRS.htm;
A. B. Bernstein and R. E. Remsburg, Estimated prevalence of people with cognitive impairment: results from nationally representative community and institutional surveys, Gerontologist 47, June 2007;
R. C. Abrams, et al., Predictors of self-neglect in community-dwelling elders, American Journal of Psychiatry 159, Oct 2002 http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/159/10/1724.

Research & Scholarship

"Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment and Police Contact in Nursing Homes: Findings from a Population-Based Cohort"
By Mark Lachs, Weill Medical College, Cornell University; Ronet Bachman, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, Christianna S. Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; John R. O'Leary, School of Medicine, Yale University
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 55, No. 6 / June 2007

The results of this study revealed that resident-to-resident aggressive behavior was the most common reason police were called to a facility. Less common causes for police involvement were elopement, theft, and alleged staff abuse. Cohort members were more likely to interact with police when community dwelling than after they entered the nursing home. When police contact occurred with nursing home residents, it was much more likely to be for violent episodes than in community-dwelling subjects.

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"Screening for Elder Abuse in Dementia in the LASER-AD Study: Prevalence, Correlates and Validation of Instruments"
By Claudia Cooper c.cooper@medsch.ucl.ac.uk, University College London, London, UK; Monica Manela, Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; Cornelius Katona, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, London, UK; and Gill Livingston, Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust, London, UK
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 22, No. 8 / August 2007

This validation study found evidence for the reliability of the Modified Conflict Tactics Scale for measuring caregiver abuse. According to the results, the minimum data set abuse screen failed to identify cases of abuse. Predictors of abusive behavior included the caregiver being male and greater irritability and cognitive impairment on the part of the care recipient. Less functional impairment was not predictive of abusive behavior. The researchers conclude by stating, "Our findings appear to refute UK government elder abuse reduction policy, which assumes that few incidents of abuse arise from carer stress."

 Editor's Note: In the U.S., research indicates that while caregiver stress may contribute to risk, characteristics of perpetrators (for example, substance abuse, mental health impairment, dependence) may play a stronger role. Power and control, prevalent in domestic violence, may also be operant. For further information, see: NCEA/CANE Bibliography Series: Informal Caregiving for Dependent Elders: The Association with Elder Abuse, Neglect, and the Well Being of Older Individuals, 2000-2005 www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=cane_informal.cfm

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"UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People: Prevalence Survey Report"
By Madeleine O'Keeffe, et al, National Centre for Social Research
Comic Relief and Department of Health, London, UK, June 2007

This UK study, carried out by researchers at the National Centre for Social Research and Kings College London, was commissioned by the UK charity Comic Relief and the Department of Health. Highlights of findings:
Prevalence of mistreatment in the last year: 2.6% of people aged 66+ living in private households in the UK reported that they had experienced mistreatment involving a family member, close friend, or care worker. Adding in incidents involving neighbors or acquaintances, the overall prevalence increased to 4%. Perpetrators of mistreatment: 51% of the incidents involved a partner or spouse; 49% another family member; 13% a care worker; and 5% a close friend (respondents could mention more than one person).

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Editor's Note: Scholarly literature is often published online before print publication. Check individual publisher sites for full-text availability. Many publishers offer pay-per-article service.

To see abstracts of more published studies, visit the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly at http://db.rdms.udel.edu:8080/CANE. For help in obtaining references, e-mail CANE at CANE-UD@udel.edu.

Funding Opportunities

The Commonwealth Fund Program on Quality Care for Frail Elders

The Commonwealth Fund Program on Quality of Care seeks to stimulate innovation in "culture change" and transform the nation's nursing homes and other long-term care facilities into resident-centered organizations that are good places to live and good places to work, capable of providing the highest-quality care.

Projects awarded funding July 2007 include:

  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
    Project Title: Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes: Working to Achieve Lasting Improvement in Quality
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center
    Project Title: Medicaid Funding for Assisted Living Care: How State Policies Affect Residents
  • Pioneer Network Picker Program Grant
    Project Title: The Pioneer Network Initiative: Moving into the Second Decade, Year 1
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Project Title: Evaluating the Ability of the Family-Staff Partnership Program to Improve Care for Long Term Care Residents

Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines. Proposals recommended by Fund staff are reviewed and voted upon by the Board of Directors, which meets three times each year. Unsolicited full proposals are not accepted. For further information, visit www.cmwf.org/grantinfo/grantinfo_show.htm?doc_id=224828.

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2007 Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program

The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) requests applications from state government agencies for projects to demonstrate how existing evidence-based service delivery research programs targeting persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias or their caregivers can be translated into useful programs that can be administered at a reasonable cost at the community level through the aging services network.

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Resources for Grant Writers

Distance Learning/Professional Development

  Elder Mistreatment: Legal Issues & Interdisciplinary Approaches

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has created a free Virtual Meetings Page where you can listen to audios and view slides from live sessions that took place at the recent 2007 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Of interest to advocates is the workshop on Elder Mistreatment: Legal Issues & Interdisciplinary Approaches moderated by Laura A. Mosqueda, MD of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. There are two panels of speakers:

Panel A: Elder Mistreatment and Litigation in Long Term Care: The Final Barrier

  • Martin Gorbien, MD, Rush University Medical Center
  • Rebecca D. Elon, MD, MPH, CMD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Steven M. Levin, JD, Levin & Perconti, Chicago

Panel B: Elder Abuse Interventions: Participation in Interdisciplinary Teams

  • Carmel B. Dyer, MD, AGSF, FACP, University of Texas Medical School
  • Carol B. Mitchell, MS, MFT, Orange County, California Adult Protective Services
  • Margaret Baker, PhD, RN, University of Washington School of Nursing

The AGS designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 1.5 CME credits. Note: free registration is required before content is provided.

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  "Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Elderly Crime Victims Training Module"

Released online in May 2007 by the AARP Foundation National Legal Training Project this downloadable training module includes facts and background information on elder abuse; law enforcement tips for responding to elderly victims; model problems and case studies; interviewing skills exercises; and a referral list of resources for elderly victims and their families. Length: 124 pages.

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Calendar/Coming Up

September 4-7, 2007
18th Annual National Adult Protective Services Association Conference
"Protecting Adults and Embracing Change"
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

The National Center on Elder Abuse is a proud supporter of the 2007Annual NAPSA Conference. This year's conference is geared not only toward APS but also to aging services, law enforcement, district attorneys, medical providers, judges, long term care ombudsmen, forensic nurses, mental health and developmental disability professionals, financial institutions, medical examiners.

Registration deadline is August 15, 2007. Payment is due with registration. For more information, contact Anne Kinkaid at (720) 565-0906, e-mail conference@apsnetwork.org, or visit the NAPSA Web site at www.apsnetwork.org

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October 10-13, 2007
2007 National Aging and Law Conference
"Safety Net for Older Americans: What Can Be Done to Protect It?"
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

The National Association of State Units on Aging and ABA Commission on Law and Aging are pleased to co-sponsor this event with AARP Foundation National Legal Training Project, National Senior Citizens Law Center, The Center for Social Gerontology, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and National Consumer Law Center.

A broad range of topics will be covered, including The Role of Undue Influence in Elder Abuse; Elder Justice Act; Elder Mistreatment in Long Term Care Settings, and Guardianship Ethics: What Decision-Making Standards Apply.

Briefly Noted
Resources for Prevention

  Best Practices: Ideas at Work
"Enhancing the Performance of Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs: A Toolkit"

This toolkit from the University of California, San Francisco's Institute for Health and Aging is designed to help state and local Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs improve their performance as advocates for residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The toolkit is a collection of 34 best practices developed by ombudsman programs in 19 states. Topic areas include: adequacy of resources, board and care advocacy, cultural competency, elder abuse, end-of-life care, legal support, rehabilitative, convalescent, and post-acute care, systems advocacy, training, and volunteers.

To qualify as a successful practice, the practices had to meet several criteria; for example, the practice could be replicated by other programs or was a unique approach to a particular issue. To encourage the exchange of ideas, the toolkit includes contact information.

Support for this project was provided by The Commonwealth Fund.

Also of interest:

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  Consumer Education
"Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout"

The American Geriatric Society's Foundation for Health in Aging www.healthinaging.org has released a new consumer fact sheet for family caregivers dealing with caregiver burnout. Released July 2007, the 2-page consumer fact sheet can be downloaded, printed, and shared at no cost.


Policy & Legislation

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Facts & Stats

Research & Scholarship

Funding Opportunities

Distance Learning/Professional Development

Calendar/Coming Up

Briefly Noted
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