HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. I. Agency Mission

10/01/2002

The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) is to ensure that older Americans have the opportunity to age with dignity, have choices in managing their own lives, and remain active and productive members of their families and communities. We fund states, tribal agencies, city and county governments, and non-profit organizations at the community level. Core programs include home and community-based services such as transportation, chore and personal care; home and community-based nutrition services; preventive health services; support to caregivers; services that protect the rights of older persons; services for Native Americans and persons with Alzheimer's Disease. AoA assists these organizations by providing policy direction, technical assistance and information. Results and accomplishments of AoA projects and activities are made available to the aging community and to the public at large.