Diverse Elders and Public Policy: Engaging ALL our Elders

Friday, April 22, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Chesapeake 1-3 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Ben De Guzman, Diverse Elders Coaltion, Washington, DC
This session will provide an overview of advocacy efforts on federal and state policy for diverse elders, including elders of color, American Indian/ Alaska Native elders, and LGBT elders. This interactive session will focus on the Diverse Elders Coalition and its member organizations’ work to amplify the voices of diverse elders in policy debates around older Americans. Participants will gain knowledge about initiatives to improve data collection, cultural competence and equity for all elders.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss policy advocacy initiatives focusing on the needs of diverse elders
2. Describe organizations serving diverse constituencies at national and local levels
3. Identify potential next steps for increasing individual and organizational capacity to serve diverse elders

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker