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2018 Aging in America Diversity Summit

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Inequality Matters: Focus on Diverse Caregiving Communities

Sponsored by AARP and Matz, Blancato & Associates

Presented by AARP





Wednesday, March 28 | 1:00–4:00 PM

Fee: $15 (includes coffee).Pre-registration is required.
CEU Credits: 3
ASA is excited to once again bring together leaders from our Network on Multicultural Aging, LGBT Aging Issues Network, Network on Environments, Services and Technologies and Diversity & Inclusion Committee, in addition to an esteemed panel of presenters to explore caregiving through the lens of diversity and inclusion. This lens includes assessment of the roles race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ageism, and socioeconomic and sociocultural status play in diverse caregiving communities; and how these factors may intersect and create challenges and opportunities for program and policy development and service delivery.
The Summit will also highlight current innovative and inclusive models and practical solutions, and discuss what else is needed in the realms of advocacy, policy and legislation to grow and sustain our diverse caregiving communities.
Welcome by Bob Blancato, MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates.
Moderator: Jean Clauny Accius, PhD, Vice President, Long-Term Services and Supports Group, AARP.
Presenters: Sadiya Abjani, Training Specialist, SAGE; Donna Benton, PhD, Assistant Research Professor of Gerontology at USC, Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center; Louis Colbert, MSW, LSW, Vice President of Operations, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; Yanira Cruz, DrPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging; Quyen Dinh, MPP, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center; Robert Espinoza, MPA, Vice President of Policy, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI); Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work and Director, Healthy Generations Hartford Center, University of Washington; Mona Negm, MA, President, American Muslim Senior Society; Elaine Ryan, MPA, Vice President, State Advocacy & Strategy Integration, Government Affairs Group, AARP; Gaynell M Simpson, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Alabama; Fernando M Torres-Gil, MSW, PhD, Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging, UCLA School of Public Affairs.







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