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CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions (Area 8 Agency on Aging) helps older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and as independently as possible. It serves as a single point of entry for in-home services for persons with disabilities, regardless of age. As the local area agency on aging, CICOA serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties
Find your local Indiana Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are the first place everyone should contact when needing long term care services in Indiana. The ADRC staff can answer questions about services, providers and how to access services whether you are private pay, have long term care insurance, or are on Medicare or Medicaid. The state has 16 AAAs, follow the link to the left to locate the one that serves your area. The AAA case manager performs assessments for home care need and pre-admission screenings for nursing home care. You may reach your local AAA by calling 1-800-986-3505.

The National Clearing House
for Long Term Care Information

The National Clearing House for Long Term Care Information site was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

The Breaking New Ground Outreach Program serves rural Indiana residents to enhance independence for farmers with disabilities.

The MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The MS Society is made up of people who want to do something about MS NOW, and are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

The Alzheimer's Association of Central Indiana works to enhance the quality of life for all persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through comprehensive programs, advocacy, and support of research.
Advocacy & Information

Since 1979, United Senior Action of Indiana has been uniting older Hoosiers into a powerful voice to impact policies affecting our lives. We are an Indiana based organization with our officers, volunteers and operations right here in Indiana.
Founded in 1974, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana is a not-for-profit coalition of organizations and over 300,000 individual members throughout the State of Indiana. For over two decades CAC has worked to empower citizens and promote economic and environmental justice. 
The Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging advocates for a fair and balanced long term care system for the aged and disabled populations in Indiana. 
Mental Health America of Indiana is a statewide organization, with over sixty local chapters and branch offices, making it the largest Mental Health Association in the country. It was created to work for the mental health of all citizens and victory over mental illness.

The Indiana Minority Health Coalition is a non-profit organization organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Its primary focus is improving the health of Indiana's ethnic/racial minority population.

The Arc of Indiana was formed as a statewide organization in 1956 to advocate on behalf of people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families.
The Consumer Voice represents consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. They are a good source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.
Founded in 1950, The National Council On Aging is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.  
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. They provide information and resources; advocate on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assist members to serve their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. Visit the AARP Indiana website here.

Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community levels, they have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers.

Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers. Their programs - information, education, services, research and advocacy - support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Alliance for Retired Americans - The ARA is mission is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens, so they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. Their goal is to provide lifelong unionism for retired members and to influence government through action on retiree legislative and political issues at the federal, state, and local levels.

The Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. - SEIU Mission Statement

SEIU represents health care workers acrosst the nation.

AFLCIO - Federation of labor organizations. Contains links to member unions, speeches, organizing information.
Health Care Reform


At read the Affordable Care Act of 2012 in full, it's key features, and timeline for implementation.


HCHP - Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan is a group of Indiana citizens who support a publicly financed, privately delivered (single payer) universal health plan at the state and national level.

Governmental Resources

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is responsible for managing the public money which pays for long term care services in Indiana. FSSA and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) set regulations and follow the directives of the governor and the laws established by the legislature. You can learn about services provided, regulations, and rights by visiting the FSSA web pages.
Indiana Council on Independent Living (ICOIL) is a Statewide Independent Living Council whose members are volunteers appointed by the governor in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ICOIL's mission is to effectively lead a statewidde Independent Living Movement that empowers people with disabilities. Using geographic, disability, and ethnic diversity, ICOIL brings together the right mix of individuals to embrace a statewide outlook whild drawing from personal and regional experience. Go to their web page to find statistics describing the population with disabilities in Indiana by county and CIL catchment area.
Indiana Governor's Council for Persons with Disabilities
Governors Council for Persons with Disabilities - The Indiana Governor's Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change and mission is to advance independence, productivity, and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspect of society.
The National Governors Association is a bipartisan organization of the nation's governors promoting visionary state leadership, sharing best practices and speaking with a unified voice on national policy.

The National Conference of State Legislatures was founded in 1975 with the conviction that legislative service is one of democracy's worthiest pursuits. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies.

The National Academy for State Health Policy is an independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice. NASHP provides a forum for constructive, nonpartisan work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues facing states.

Elected Officials


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Indiana's Congressional Delegation

Office: 112th Congress Member:
(NEXT ELECTION: 2012) Lugar, Richard G (R)
(NEXT ELECTION: 2016) Coats, Daniel (R)
Office: 112th Congress Member:
District 01 Visclosky, Pete (D)
District 02 Donnelly, Joe (D)
District 03 Stutzman, Marlin (R)
District 04 Rokita, Todd (R)
District 05 Burton, Dan (R)
District 06 Pence, Mike (R)
District 07 Carson, Andre (D)
District 08 Bucshon, Larry (R)
District 09 Young, Todd (R)