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Join the AARP Public Policy Institute, The SCAN Foundation, and The Commonwealth Fund, for a discussion on the official release of the report, Picking Up The Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for OlderAdults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.
This groundbreaking report provides a multidimensional look at state performance for the delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS), based on a uniform set of performance measures and how performance has changed over time. It includes, for the first time, the critical role that housing and transportation play in assisting older adults, people with physical disabilities and their family caregivers. This latest Scorecard also includes promising practices and emerging innovations to foster greater information exchange and ensure that states have a menu of tools to help them improve performance.
Featured speakers and a panel of state and federal experts will discuss Scorecard findings and how states can pick up the pace of change. For more information about the previous LTSS State Scorecard editions, visit www.longtermscorecard.org.
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00pm - 2:30pm; Lunch will be available at 12:00 PM.
Where: Columbus Club at Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002)
List of Panelists is forthcoming
PPI regularly organizes AARP Solutions Forums that bring together the nation's leading experts to discuss policy options for addressing major problems facing older Americans.
Sign up online to attend forthcoming PPI Solutions Forums on major public policy issues.
The Atlantic convened a public forum to discuss whether a new kind of housing bubble is starting to simmer and what options are emerging to address this growing urgency for many Americans. Details
Business and health care leaders discussed how their industries can more effectively utilize nurses to improve care and contain costs. Dr. Mark McClellan of the Brookings Institution and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided the keynote address. Details
PPI released Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers. The Scorecard ranks states on their effectiveness delivering LTSS. Details
Preventive services were a priority in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which required that a set of services be available to consumers with no cost sharing. This has improved access for some people to some services. But persistent barriers for consumers are limiting the utilization of preventive services. Cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform. Details
This forum explored modernizing Medicaid to enable people who need long-term services and supports to live where they choose, including their own homes and communities. Details
Wide-ranging perspectives on how to lower costs and improve care in Medicare. Details
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The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
THE AGING WORKFORCE: Challenges and Benefits for the Public's Health
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Watch at ForumHSPH.org
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country's population aged 65 and over is projected to be more than 83 million in 2050 -- almost double the estimated population of 43 million in 2012. This Forum will examine how the growing, greying labor force impacts workplaces and economic and health security, including retirement savings efforts and systems such as Social Security and Medicare. The discussion also will explore what it means to age productively and healthily, with a particular emphasis on the value of working, volunteering and keeping cognitive skills sharp.
AARP’s Chief Public Policy Officer, Dr. Debra Whitman, Ph.D. presents during the
General Session at the American Planners Association Conference in Boston, MA
Featuring AARP/FPA Social Security Research Results – What role does Social Security play in pre-retiree/retiree retirement planning? Do consumers know important claiming strategies and are they taking advantage of them? How are planners helping their clients address Social Security in retirement? These and other questions are the focus of new research being conducted by AARP and FPA. This panel discussion will explore the results of this new, original research and delve into the key takeaways to help planners and their clients address this ultra-important issue in retirement planning. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson will moderate and the panel will feature Dave Yeske, CFP® – Director of Financial Planning and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University and Practitioner Editor of the Journal of Financial Planning; Thomas L. Hungerford, Ph.D. – Associate Commissioner, Office of Retirement Policy at the Social Security Administration; and Dr. Debra Whitman, Ph.D. – Chief Public Policy Officer at AARP.
For more information, visit: http://fpa-be.org/
Older people and adults with disabilities, particularly those with care needs, can benefit from care coordination. Care coordinators are typically nurses or social workers who can help with tasks such as monitoring chronic health conditions, connecting them to social supports, conducting assessments, and writing plans of care. The field is changing rapidly as many states move to or expand Medicaid managed care for its populations needing long-term services and supports (LTSS). Details
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