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Updated 1/31/2013: The conference is now over. Rabbi Address will report on the key highlights in upcoming blog comments.
Rabbi Address, who is co-chair of the C-TAC Interfaith Work Group, spoke and moderated panels at this important conference in Washington.
You can download the CTAC Summit Brochure (PDF), or get more information through the links below.
The Summit created a movement to tackle one of America’s greatest challenges – breaking though the cultural, health system and policy barriers so that seriously ill people receive the right care at the right time and place. Join us and be part of a national movement that will reshape the future.
Whether you are a provider, policy maker, caregiver, family member, educator, faith leader, insurer or advocate, you can be part of the solution to transform advanced care. What you will learn:
- Clinical and Community Models that Work: How to overcome barriers to implement successful advanced illness programs in your area.
- Give People What They Want to Control Spiraling Costs: How to make the argument for better, more holistic approaches to care delivery that increases patient/family satisfaction and lowers costs.
- Policy and Advocacy Approaches: How to leverage diverse groups to deliver a consistent message to key stakeholders and to effect positive policy change.
- Patient/Family, Caregiver and Faith-Based Perspectives: How to use powerful, personal stories to support fundamental change.
- Public, Provider, and Employer Engagement: How to use trusted authorities to educate patients, family, and caregivers about advanced illness.
Speakers include: U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (invited), Mark McClellan, M.D., Susan Dentzer, Judith Salerno, M.D., Leonard Schaeffer, Nancy Brown, Jennie Chin Hansen, Don Schumacher and many others
The conference was held January 29 and 30 at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.
Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic disease that is treatable, but not curable, manageable, but not always completely controllable, can be a devastating experience. There frequently is an immediate sense of being threatened, not only in terms of one’s very life, but more often in terms of one’s ability to continue living life as one is used to. Read more
Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States. Get more information or register for the conference here.
The United States government has taken the first step toward the provision of more federal research money with the number one goal being to prevent and effectively treat this disease of the brain by 2025. Read more
We came across OurParents.com, a free elder care directory, focused on assisting adult children with aging parents find the right care solution that meets the parents’ and family’s unique needs. The site includes a wide range of state-by-state information about in-home care , senior communities , micro communities , assisted living facilities , nursing homes , and hospices.
The site also includes a blog with up to the minute information about elder care issues.
Check it out and leave a comment here if you find the site helpful.
American Public Media syndicates On Being, a radio program about “the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.” The series’ July 22 program featured a discussion about aging, and the program’s website and blog are full of resources you can tap. You can listen to the program in the player below.
At some point in our lives, we will all need to navigate our complex healthcare system. Therefore, Jewish Sacred Aging is pleased to announce a new healthcare help service being offered to our members at a special rate. Download this PDF file for more information.
Having compassion is a way of being, thinking, and acting that can be easily misunderstood and misidentified. To show compassion is a way to make the lives of people who receive it better, while also increasing happiness, wellness, joy, and contentment, for the giver as well. Read more