The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit: Health and Health Care

The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit is fast approaching! Join us in Washington, DC, on July 16 and 17 as we discover new ways to maximize the health of older adults. There’s still time to register at the early bird rate — sign up today!

Last week, we shared the agenda for the Summit’s second meeting track, Maximizing Quality of Life. This week, we’re sharing more information about Health and Health Care — below you’ll find the breakout topics for this track, along with examples of specific presentations.

Don’t forget, this agenda covers just 1 of the 4 meeting tracks — view the schedule online to see the full range of activities!

Day 1

1:15 p.m.: Disparities in Chronic Conditions, Including Cancer

  • Cancer Caregiving in the United States: Highlighting Older Adult Caregivers
  • Integrating Caregivers in Cancer Care: An Understanding of Caregiver Tasks, Training, and Involvement in Clinical Care
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Conditions Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Ages 65 and Older
  • Disease Diagnosis as Related to Outcomes for Disease Management Programs

2:45 p.m.: Workforce Training

  • Preparing Students and Residents for Collaborative Care for Older Adults Through Health Literacy Training
  • Interdisciplinary Team-Based Home Visits for Older Adults
  • An Interdisciplinary Team-Based Approach to Promoting Shared Decision Making in Advance Care Planning
  • Creation and Implementation of a Healthy Aging Community Education Curriculum: A SHARE Network Project

4:15 p.m.: Managing Chronic Conditions

  • Diabetes Prevention: Relevance, Retention, Results
  • Supporting Asthma Self-Management Behaviors in Aging Adults
  • Fit and Strong! Plus: An Evidence-Based Weight Management Program for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis
  • mHealth-Supported Exercise vs. Exercise Alone in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Day 2

10:30 a.m.: Preventing Communicable Diseases

  • Preventing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Among Non-Ventilated Veterans by Engaging Nursing Staff to Provide Consistent Oral Hygiene
  • Older Adults at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Improving Adult Immunization Rates Through Partnership and Training: The Gerontological Society of America’s National Adult Vaccination Program 

1:00 p.m.: Cognitive Health and Dementia

  • Building a Dementia-Capable No Wrong Door System in Hawaii
  • Memory Clinic Group Visits in Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Rationale and Design of the Emory Healthy Aging and Emory Healthy Brain Studies
  • Subjective Cognitive Decline Among Adults Ages 45 and Older — 49 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, 2015–2016

2:30 p.m.: State and Local Interventions and Programs

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and Centers for Disease Control: Brain Health Messaging for Tribal Populations
  • Educating Physicians on the Benefits of Blood Pressure Management to Reduce Cognitive Decline
  • Social Determinants of Insufficient Healthy Literacy Among the Elderly and Middle-Aged and Its Policy Implications of Intervention
  • Empowering Patients and Caregivers with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

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