June Newsletter

Released the week of 6/28/10

$500,000 Post-Acute Care Transitions ("Tech4Impact") Program Accepting Letters of Intent

On June 3, CTA announced its new grants program, which is focused on accelerating adoption and diffusion of technologies for improving post-acute care transitions ("Tech4Impact"). Grant funds will only be available to states applying for a related Administration on Aging and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services grant. For more information, see page 121 of the RFP. Applicant Information

Social Media Update – CTA Launches Facebook Fan Page
The new Facebook fan page for CTA is designed to keep interested users, organizations, grantees, applicants, and the aging services community up-to-date on CTA activities and recent news on technology and aging. Become a fan to receive automatic updates in users’ newsfeed and to leave comments. Center Blog

Medication Optimization Grantee Impacts Legislation on Collaborative Practice Models of Care in Connecticut
Thomas Buckley, Assistant Clinical Professor and the University of Connecticut and CTA grantee, recently testified to the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly in support of RB 262. This bill would strengthen the pharmacist's role in collaborative practice models of care. The CTA grant project was mentioned in his testimony to illustrate the importance of the pharmacist in the medical home model. The bill passed the CT legislature in early May and was signed by the Governor in early June. Testimony

Report on Perspectives of Social Action – Commissioned by The SCAN Foundation

As part of the development of The SCAN Foundation’s 2010 Fall RFP, the Foundation commissioned a set of five white papers around Perspectives on Social Action in California. This report compiles summaries of each white paper providing a high-level overview of each project. One of the summaries is on the Center-hosted Technology Summit: Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology. Perspectives Report

Important Remote Patient Monitoring Dates

Grant Guidelines Released
January 11, 2010

Application and Letter of Intent Due March 12, 2010

Full Proposals Requested
March 26, 2010

Full Proposals Due
April 30, 2010

Final Grant Award Decision
June 18, 2010

Grant Start Date
July 1, 2010

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