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Edem Hado, MPH

Policy Research Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise:

Medicaid, LTSS, public health, prevention, and health policy


Edem Hado is a policy research senior analyst at the AARP Public Policy Institute. As part of the long-term services and supports (LTSS) team, she drives development of innovative policy solutions that address the growing long-term care needs of older adults and their family members. Part of that work involves her conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of LTSS and Medicaid policies, both current and proposed.

Before joining AARP, Edem worked with home care agencies that were developing a technology platform to help caregivers more easily manage their duties and diverse roles. In addition, in a practicum at MassHealth’s Office of Long-Term Services and Supports, Edem worked on a quality measurement project evaluating beneficiary experience of care in the MassHealth Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program.

Underpinning Edem’s LTSS work is her passion for the field. Out of that passion comes her personal mission to ensure the delivery of high quality LTSS for all older adults,  increase support to family caregivers, and expand the role of technology in helping older adults remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible.    

Edem holds a master’s in public health (MPH) with a focus in health policy from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received her bachelor of arts degree in community health and preventive care from Brown University.

Selected Publications:

Recognition of Family Caregivers in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

The Pandemic Battle: Access to Medicaid Can Make a Big Difference

The COVID-19 Imperative: Keep Family Caregivers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents Connected

Long-Term Services and Supports

Not Hitting the Pause Button: CMS Approves Utah’s Work and Work Alternative

Requirements after Court Upends Similar Policies in Kentucky and Arkansas






Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard

A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers


Aging Demographics

One in Three Americans is Now 50 or Older

By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?

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