America's aging population is skyrocketing -- and health centers are following similar patterns seeing the national average of patients over 65 as the fastest growing population over the past several years. Health centers must prepare for the "gray tsunami" or "silver wave" as many have come to call it. This is an opportunity for partnerships and engagements with other community partners, along with a chance to develop new programs -- but first there must be an overview of the policies that could impact this work. Speakers will emphasize key programs and issues impacting aging populations that could be relevant to health centers, including the PACE program, caregiving, and creating an age-friendly health system.
Understand potential directions that can be taken in exploring PACE programs.
Identify resources that are available for caregivers.
Identify the 4Ms of an age-friendly health system.
Executive Vice President, Policy and Strategy,
National PACE Association
Chief Medical Officer,
Squirrel Hill Health Center