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To look up sessions and presenters from the 2017 GIA Annual Conference, you can review the Conference Brochure here or the conference website here.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rural Transportation and Transportation Workshop

Presentations (in a single PDF) from Allen Smart, MPH, MA: Moderator and overview; Carol Wright Kenderdine, MS, Assistant Vice President, Transportation and Mobility, Easterseals, Inc: Trending Topics in Rural Transportation; Amy St. Peter, MPA: Aging and Transportation in Rural America: The Value of Collaboration; and Alana Knudson, PhD 

Walk Boston: Advancing Healthy Aging Through Age-Friendly Walking 

Presentation by Adi Nochur, Project Manager,  and Wendy Landman, Executive Director, WalkBoston

The Future of the Home Care Workforce 

Robyn Stone, Dr.PH, Senior Vice President for Research & Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston: Trends in Home Care and Workforce Needs

David Lindeman, PhD, Director, CITRIS Health, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute: Innovation Ecosystem

Charissa Raynor, MHSA, RN, Executive Director, SEIU Healthcare NW Benefits

Thursday, October 19, 2017 

State of Aging address

John Feather, CEO of GIA

Opening plenary

Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Lunchtime plenary

Kedar S. Mate, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, IHI: Forward Momentum: It’s Time for an Age-Friendly Health System

A Family Centered Approach to Aging: A Case Study in Equity for the Latino Community 

Presentation by Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation; Erica Snow, Portfolio Director, The Colorado Health Foundation; Carlos Martinez, Executive Director, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado; Daniela Young, LCSW, Program Manager, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado 

A Tale of Three States: Leveraging Momentum to Change the Conversation About Aging

The Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts 

Presentation by Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Additional handout: Healthy Aging Collaborative Fact Sheet 

The Maine Aging Initiative: Tapping the Wisdom Asset

Presentation by Mark W. Eves, MAMFT, Executive Director, Woodfords Family Services

Leading on Livability: Implementing Health Across All Policies and an Age Friendly New York State

Presentation by Greg Olsen, MSW, Acting Director, New York State Office for the Aging     

Actor Mapping Tool Workshop


Dangerous Liaisons - Policy, Collaboration and the Aftermath of Improving Care for Adults

Presentation by Tanya Shah, MBA, MPH, Assistant Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund; Erin Westphal, MSG, Program Officer, The SCAN Foundation; and Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Senior Program Officer and Communications Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Quality Measurement from the Person's Perspective

Presentations (in a single PDF) by Sarah Barth, JD, Principal, Health Management Associates; Alice Lind, RN, BSN, MPH, Section Manager, Grants and Program Development, Health Care Authority; Rene Seidel, Dipl. Soz. Paed.,Vice President, Programs and Operations, The SCAN Foundation; and Erin Giovannetti, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, National Committee for Quality Assurance

Additional handout: What Matters Most: Essential Attributes of a High-Quality System of Care for Adults with Complex Care Needs

Bridging the Community-Based Integrated Delivery System with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Presentation by Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center; Carol Aronson, BS, Director, Social Service Division, Shawnee Health Services; Kaitlin McColgan, Director of Health Affairs and Special Initiatives, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. 

Additional handouts: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): A Primer, PACE Value, PACE VisionBackground on Shawnee Health Services

Welcome to 2030: Creating a Patient_Focused Roadmap for Making Successful Aging a Reality

Presentation by Tim Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health; Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America ; Roy Beveridge, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Humana; Charlotte Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc. 

Vitality Arts - The Transformative Power of Creatvie Aging

Presentation by Teresa Bonner, Exectutive Director, Aroha Philanthropies

Friday, October 20, 2017

ReFraming Aging for All

Presentations (in a single PDF) by Ann Monroe, GIA Board Chair, and John Beilenson, President, SCP 

Morning plenary panel: The Aging Policy Horizon Today and Tomorrow: How to Enact Positive Change

Panel discussion with Shelley Lyford, MA, Chief Executive and President, West Health; Bob Blancato, MPA, President, Matz Blancato and Associates; Tim Lash, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, President, West Health and Gary and Mary West Foundation, West Health Policy Center; Judith Gorsuch, JD, Vice President and Counsel, Hart Health Strategies Inc.; and Gretchen Alkema, PhD, LCSW, Vice President for Policy and Communications, The SCAN Foundation. Slide with contact information.

Why Compassionate Care is Important for Your Grantees

Presentation by Beth Lown, MD, Medical Director, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare; and Margaret Calkins, PhD, EDAC, Executive Director, The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation

HandoutRecommendations from a Conference on Advancing Compassionate, Person- and Family-Centered Care Through Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice


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