LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.10.20

Members | December 10, 2020

LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.10.20

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.


A Message From Katie

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on making 2021 better than 2020.


But, in another seeming contradiction, I believe 2021 will also give us great opportunities to safeguard and improve the lives of the older adults we serve—first by working with pharmacies and local public health officials to vaccinate residents and staff, and then by using what we learned during the pandemic to transform our organizations and our field.


Read Katie’s entire message on the LeadingAge Action Plan for the Biden-Harris Administration.


Annual Meeting 2021 Call for Sessions Now Open

Do you have an idea for a session that should be part of next year’s Annual Meeting? Submit your ideas for consideration through our online call for sessions form. This year, an organization can submit a maximum of one proposal and the submission deadline is January 25, 2021. Learn more and submit your proposal today.


Understanding Substance Use Disorders

Check out the latest QuickCast on the Learning Hub where Brian Spitsbergen of Wellspring Lutheran Services shares the impact of drug and alcohol use on brain development, common risk factors associated with addiction, and Wellspring’s unique approach to recovery support services. Access this and other resources for free on the Learning Hub.


AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

The AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is recruiting nursing homes from across the country to participate in a virtual community of practice for improving COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.


New Strategic Consulting for Members

Looking for a deeper level of direct support around your organization’s care delivery? With our partners at ATI Advisory, a research and advisory services firm, we can work with you to transform the delivery of health care and aging services for older adults. ATI helps provider organizations like LeadingAge members to evaluate market opportunities and assess options for developing new partnerships, capabilities, and risk-arrangements. Learn more about LeadingAge Consulting and working with ATI.


New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers on COVID-19 and beyond, including:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.


Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other

There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.