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NCEA History

Since its inception, the NCEA has operated as a unique, multi-disciplinary consortium of equal partners with expertise in elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Over the years, the NCEA collaborators have addressed the provisions outlined in the OAA through various activities and worked towards assisting the nation with better address and respond to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Not only have the NCEA’s collaborators come from various professional fields, the NCEA has proved a valuable resource to many professionals working in some way with older victims of elder mistreatment, including: national, state, and local aging networks; adult protective services; law enforcement; health care professionals; domestic violence networks; and others.

AoA is proud of the organizations that have collaborated in making the NCEA the foremost federal source of information on elder mistreatment, and dedicates this "Partners" page to recognizing their contributions and their on-going commitment to protecting older citizens.

A national resource center is not born overnight. There are countless hours invested in developing and organizing materials and website content, responding to inquiries, and providing training and technical assistance. AoA thanks each of the NCEA collaborators for their work, and looks forward to continued collaboration in the years ahead.

Partner History


Primary Grantee: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Subcontractors: Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE), Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse, National Adult Protective Services Association, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging & National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care


Primary Grantee: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Subcontractors: Ageless Alliance, American Bar Association (ABA), Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC), The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care & Splaine Consulting


Primary Grantee: UC Irvine's Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect
University of North Dakota


National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
University Of Delaware (UD)
*Reorganization of NCEA to be directed by AoA began in this iteration


Primary Grantee: National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA)
Subcontracts: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (ABA), NAPSA, UD, & NCPEA


Primary Grantee: NASUA
Subcontracts: ABA, Goldman Institute on Aging (now, Institute on Aging), NAPSA, NCPEA, UD


Primary Grantee: NASUA
Subcontracts: APWA & National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
*In this iteration, the Center was known as the "National Eldercare Institute on Elder Abuse and Long Term Care Ombudsman Services."


Primary Grantee: APWA
Subcontracts: NASUA & UD


Primary Grantee: American Public Welfare Association
Subcontract: NASUA

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