Judy Feder, Phd, Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown Public Policy Institute and recent candidate for Congress from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District will give the keynote address. Ms. Feder is a nationally known policy expert in long-term care issues. Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, will speak about the challenges the state faces in funding long-term care and meeting the needs of those who wish to received such services in their home or community, outside of institutional settings. Paul Harrington, PhD, a labor marker economist at the Centerfor Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, will present demographic data for the state showing that populations in need of long-term care services are expected to rapidly increase over the next decade.
Other speakers include Jean McGuire, PhD, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Policy and Programs of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services; State Sen. Pat Jehlen, Chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs; Tom Dehner, Medicaid Director of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Anya Rader Wallack, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute; and Keith Jones, President and CEO of SoulTouchin’ Experiences.
Watch this space for summaries of some of the ideas that come out of tomorrow’s conference.
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