Public Policy Institute, April 27, 2016
AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI) hosted a Solutions Forum on December 1, 2016 featuring a discussion of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s consensus report Families Caring for An Aging America. The highlights reel is now available for viewing on-line. Click Here
Also posted are a copy of the report in brief and the recommendations.
The recent report calls for the new presidential administration to take immediate steps to address health, economic, and social issues facing family caregivers of older Americans. This consensus report examines what is known about the nation’s family caregivers of older adults, and calls for a transformation in the policies and practices to address their needs. The forum concluded with a call to action.
Hear from the Solutions Forum expert panelists to learn more about the issues discussed and the report’s key findings and recommendations. This three-part presentation includes a keynote address by the Chair of the National Academies’ Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults; a family caregiver’s story; and two panel discussions with leading national family caregiving and health policy experts.
Part I - Welcome & Opening Remarks are given by Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and Center to Champion Nursing in America. Rita Choula, Senior Advisor at AARP’s PPI, shares her own personal family caregiving journey. The keynote address is provided by Richard Schulz, Chair, National Academies’ Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults; Director, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh. Click Here
Part 2 – Lynn Friss Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP’s PPI, and a member of the Consensus Committee, moderates the Consensus Committee Panel discussion, which focuses on what a transformed system would look like in health care, long-term services and supports, and in today’s workplace. Click Here
Part 3 – Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and Center to Champion Nursing in America, hosts the Reactor Panel which discusses the report’s opportunities and challenges and how best to make a lasting impact. Click Here
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