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2017 CARE Act Summit in action.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this event. Check back here for the archived video coming soon.
This summit celebrated the CARE Act’s many successes thus far, shared learnings and highlighted promising practices from the law’s implementation, and discussed potential next steps in research and advocacy. Invitees included AARP staff, the research community, family caregivers, health systems and hospitals, policymakers, managed care plans and other key stakeholders.
Presented by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) team. The livestream took place on November 8, 2017 from 8:30-12:40 PM EST and 2:10-5:00 PM EST.
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Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President, AARP Public Policy Institute
Reflections on the CARE Act
Elaine Ryan, Vice President, Government Affairs/State Advocacy & Strategy Integration
Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer
Susan C. Reinhard
Panel 1: “Cross-Cutting Look at the CARE Act”
Moderator: James McSpadden, Senior Legislative Representative, Government Affairs/State Advocacy & Strategy Integration, AARP
Dean William Holzemer, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing
Evelyn Liebman, Manager, Advocacy, AARP New Jersey
Neil Eicher, Vice President, Government Relations & Policy, New Jersey Hospital Association
Senator Joseph F. Vitale (invited), New Jersey Senate
Introduction of Family Caregiver Instructional Videos
Rita B. Choula, Senior Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
Panel 2: CARE Act Implementation
Moderator: Susan C. Reinhard
Lori Colineri, Chief Nursing Officer, Southern Region, RWJ Barnabas Health, New Brunswick, NJ
Kathleen Sullivan, Vice President, Post Acute Care Services, Dignity Health, Santa Maria, CA
Diana Mason, Consultant to AARP, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing
Panel 3: In My Own Words – AARP State Volunteers
Moderator: Tim Summers, State Director, AARP Montana
Jean Caron, AARP Connecticut
Jane Marks, AARP West Virginia
Judy Bellome, AARP Kansas
12:40 – 2:00pm LUNCH
Panel 4: Many Faces of Caregiving
Moderator: Rita B. Choula
Aaron Tax, Director, Advocacy, SAGE
Jason Resendez, Executive Director, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Coalition UsAgainstAlzheimer’s
June Kao, Marketing Consultant, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP
Panel 5: Emerging Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports for Family Caregivers
Moderator: Wendy Fox-Grage
Barbara Edwards, Principal, Health Management Associates
Wendy Morriarty, Director, Clinical Operations & Transformation Government Programs, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
Patricia Packard, Vice President, Amerigroup (NJ)
Panel 6: Start Spreading the Word: Foundation and Hospital Public Outreach
Moderator: Ilene Henshaw, Director, Health and Family, Government Affairs/State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, AARP
Barry Gold, Associate State Director, Advocacy, AARP Nevada
John DiTomasso, Associate State Director, Advocacy, AARP Rhode Island
George Suttles, Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation
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