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Forbes Magazine Names Lutheran Services in America One of “America’s Top Charities”

Forbes has recognized Lutheran Services in America as one of “America’s Top Charities” after attracting $810 million in private donations in 2019. Ranked 16th on the list of America’s top 100 charities, the organization earned a slot among the nation’s largest 20 charities for the sixth consecutive year.

Phase 2 of Lutheran Services in America’s Connect-Home Learning Collaborative Launches, Focused on Improving Delivery of Transitional Care for Seniors

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has awarded a $225,000 continuation grant to fund the Connect-Home Learning Collaborative’s second phase. Under the 12-month plan of Phase 2, Lutheran Services in America will expand implementation of Connect-Home to 275 low-income vulnerable adults transitioning from post-acute to home-based care.

Congress Should Reject the American Health Care Act

As introduced, the American Health Care Act will jeopardize the health care and long term services and supports of millions of Americans by fundamentally restructuring Medicaid in the form of per capita caps, decreasing federal spending on Medicaid and reducing overall levels of health care coverage. Lutheran Services in America urges Congress to reject the American Health Care Act.

Lutheran Services in America and the Annie E. Casey Foundation Bring Together Key Leaders to Improve Child Well-being Programs in the United States

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) to bring together key leaders serving children, youth, and families to participate in AECF's preeminent Results-Based Leadership Institute (RBLI). This collective work is made possible through the continued generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has previously partnered with LSA on two prior learning cohorts.

North Dakota State University joins Lutheran Services in America Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative

Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA) is pleased to announce an exciting addition to the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative. North Dakota State University (NDSU), a top-100 research institution, will be the independent evaluator tasked with quantifying the impact of the Collaborative on seniors aging in rural communities. In October 2015, LSA brought together two of the LSA network’s senior services providers, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, forming the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative. The Collaborative brings senior services providers together in an active learning community with a common mission to build a body of evidence for home and community-based services that are effective at helping low-income and vulnerable seniors remain in their homes; share learnings for faster adoption throughout the country; and partner effectively with health systems and other payment entities to ensure the long term financial sustainability of proven programs.

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