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New Census Report Explores Wellbeing of Older Adults Who Are Childless

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau provides a snapshot of the wellbeing of older adults who are childless. The report shows how declines in marriage and fertility and increased cohabitation in the general population are starting to be reflected in the lives of aging adults. The report, Childless Older Americans: 2018, found that 15.2 million (16.5 percent) of 92.2 million adults aged 55...

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NHLP Releases Survey Showing Impact of the End of Eviction Moratorium

Rising eviction cases, more illegal evictions and lockouts, and judges ignoring or inconsistently applying federal and state law are some of the problems a new survey identifies since the end of the federal eviction moratorium. The survey, from the National Housing Law Project (NHLP), shows that courts and landlords continue to evict tenants despite receiving rental assistance funds and legal...

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Study Finds Widespread Support for Tackling Health Disparities by Addressing Social Determinants of Health

A recent study coauthored by Econometrica’s Health Director, Dr. Kristie McNealy, found that there is widespread support among researchers for efforts that attempt to reduce health disparities by using a multilevel approach to address the social conditions that help drive those disparities. In particular, the study focused on what is currently known about multilevel diabetes prevention and...

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National Groups Call on HUD to Do More to Prevent Evictions

Nearly 50 affordable housing, tenants’ rights, and civil rights organizations recently called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to do more to stop the national eviction crisis. This latest call from the groups comes as HUD’s Interim Final Rule, Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Nonpayment of Rent, goes into affect. The rule aims to increase access to...

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CMMI Charts Fresh Course for Next 10 Years

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) outlined its goals to improve and expand healthcare delivery in Federal programs over the next 10 years in a new white paper released October 20. The Innovation Center Strategy Refresh aims to bring “describes the Innovation Center’s refreshed vision and strategy and provides examples of approaches and efforts under consideration.” CMMI’s...

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