Aging and Health: Improving Care for Older Adults

When:  Sep 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

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On Tuesday, September 24, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
, you are invited to join Health Affairs and The John A. Hartford Foundation for a robust policy conversation featuring authors from the journal’s Aging & Health series, as well as other experts in the field to discuss topics including:

  • Moving Serious Illness Care from Hospital to Home
  • Disparities in Home- and Community-Based Care
  • Impact of Caregiving on Spouses and Need for Support

 In addition to Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, confirmed speakers include: 

  • Timothy G. Ferris, CEO, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
  • Ann Hwang, Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst
  • Tamara Konetzka, Professor of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago Biological Sciences, on “A National Examination of Long-term Care Setting, Outcomes, and Disparities among Elderly Dual-Eligibles” (July 2019)
  • Bruce Leff, Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Katherine A. Ornstein, Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai @IcahnMountSinai, on “Spousal Caregivers Are Caregiving Alone In The Last Years Of Life” (June 2019)
  • Brad Stuart, Chief Medical Officer, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, on “A Large-Scale Advanced Illness Intervention Informs Medicare’s New Serious Illness Payment Model” (June 2019)
  • Jennifer Wolff, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor and Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m. - Noon

Place: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC - OR online