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Media Advisories

July 12, 2007 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

Assistant Secretary Carbonell to Address Joint Session of HHS Aging & Disability Resource Centers and National Council on Independent Living

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell will address a joint meeting of the HHS Aging & Disability Resource Center Initiative (ADRC) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) on Thursday, July 12, 2007, in Washington, D.C.


Josefina G. Carbonell
Assistant Secretary for Aging, HHS
WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2007
12:00 to 1:30 pm

Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C


The joint session (lunch and workshop) is part of a two-day ADRC Initiative National Meeting that also falls during the Annual Conference and 25th Anniversary celebration of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).

Assistant Secretary Carbonell will discuss the importance of coordinated service delivery as a cornerstone for home and community-based care, and challenge participants to rethink how long-term care services are delivered.

The ADRC initiative, supported by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides a “single point of entry” that is a visible and trusted place in the community where people of all ages and disabilities can go to obtain comprehensive information and assistance in understanding and accessing both public and private pay long term care supports and resources. Currently, there are more than 100 ADRCs in 43 States across the country.
The NCIL is the oldest cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents over 700 organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living, Statewide Independent Living Councils, individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.