Multicultural Coalition on Aging: 2012 Professional Conference

Event Date: April 26, 2012 - 11 a.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Ryan Lounge, 3rd Floor, McCormack Hall
Event Cost: MCA Members: $35 - Non-MCA Members: $75

The Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston will be cosponsoring the Multicultural Coalition on Aging 2012 Professional Conference.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many health care institutions putting care transition teams in place and working with community providers. But not all community agencies understand the overall picture and how ACA may affect them, particularly how community agencies can and should be part of the planning and delivery.

The goal of this conference is to educate service providers serving diverse elders on the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on service delivery.

9:30–10:15 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.: Morning Program

Keynote Speaker
Christie L. Hager, JD, MPH
Regional Director
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Region One New England

Panel Discussion
Julius Yang, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Ken Peterson, PhD, APRN-BC, UMass Worcester
Sharon Perryman, BSN, MGA, Director of Operations, PeopleFirst Homecare and Hospice

Ann L. Hartstein, Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs

12:45–1:45 p.m.: Lunch

2–3:30 p.m.: Workshops

  1. Achieving Cultural Relevancy in End of Life Decision Making: Listening to Community Voices
  2. Evidence-Based Programs: Engaging Diverse Populations in Disease Self-Management: Opportunities and Challenges
  3. Care Transitions: Ensuring the Path Home
  4. Care Management: Through the Eyes of the Consumer
  5. Community Health Centers: Becoming a Hub for Senior Health

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