Diverse Elders Coalition Seeks $450 Million from American Jobs Plan to Deliver Equitable Access to Older Americans

 

In order to address the profound disparities when it comes to equitable access to health and wellness essentials, the Diverse Elders Coalition has recently submitted a proposal seeking $450 million of the $400 billion allocated in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan toward elder services and care. The funding would last for over eight (8) years to support equitable access to Older Americans Act programs and services for older people who are from racially and ethnically diverse, American Indian and Alaskan Native, and/or LGBT+ communities.

As of 2018, 23% of older Americans were members of racially and ethnically diverse communities; by 2040 that number will increase to 34%.  5% of older Americans are LGBT+, with more and more LGBT+ older.... Read More