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2017 CARE Act Summit

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. 

Please feel free to submit questions by emailing careactsummit2017@aarp.org

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AGENDA

8:30am

Welcoming Remarks

Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President, AARP Public Policy Institute

 

8:35am

Reflections on the CARE Act

Elaine Ryan, Vice President, Government Affairs/State Advocacy & Strategy Integration

 

8:50am

Remarks

Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer

 

9:10am

Research Remarks

Susan C. Reinhard

 

9:35am

Panel 1: “Cross-Cutting Look at the CARE Act”

Moderator: James McSpadden, Senior Legislative Representative, Government Affairs/State Advocacy & Strategy Integration, AARP

Participants:

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

 

10:35am Break

 

10:50am

Introduction of Family Caregiver Instructional Videos

Rita B. Choula, Senior Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

 

11:00am

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

 

11:55am

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

 

2:10pm

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

 

2:50pm

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)

 

4:00pm

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

 

4:50pm

Closing Remarks

Elaine Ryan

 

5:00pm

Adjourn