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Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative
2020 AELTCC Summit: Mitigating Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care
The 2020 Annual Summit of the Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC) will explore the topic: Mitigating Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care (PALTC). As nursing homes have struggled to adapt to COVID-19 and keep residents safe, the pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated widespread disparities in healthcare outcomes. Amid national cries for racial justice, nursing homes are challenged to understand and address persistent inequalities experienced by patients, staff, and leaders of color. The summit will feature three afternoons of education and action.

Please note: After you register for this first day, you will be invited to join us for the two afternoons following, during which workgroups will develop actions to mitigate racial challenges within nursing home residents, staff, and leadership. Please provide your first- and second-choice workgroup at that time.

Dec 9, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Freeman Hrabowski II
President of UMBC and founder of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program @University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Hrabowski is a nationally recognized leader who has consulted on science and math education with national agencies, universities, and school systems. He has chaired prominent committees on minority education and has been honored by organizations like TIME and U.S. News & World Report.
David Grabowski
Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy @Harvard Medical School
Dr. Grabowski is a professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His award-winning research examines the economics of aging with a particular interest in the areas of long-term care and post-acute care. In 2020, Dr. Grabowski’s research found that race and location were related to COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, while Five-Star Rating was not.
Marvell Adams, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer @The Kendal Corporation
Adams is Chief Operating Officer for The Kendal Corporation, a large not-for-profit senior living organization. A licensed nursing home administrator, Adams earned a master’s degree from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill, and serves as a regular guest speaker there, at Cornell University, and Penn State. He has been a surveyor for the CARF accrediting body for retirement communities and serves on the Board of Leading Age.