LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.11.20

Members | December 18, 2020

LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.11.20

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.

BD Veritor Training for LeadingAge Members

On Thursday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET, LeadingAge will host another training on the BD Veritor COVID-19 testing device. Educators from BD will provide in-depth training on the system and provide real examples and ideas for how to use the system in the most effective and efficient way possible. Register here for this free training.

Monday's Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Leading public health expert Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will join us on Monday, December 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET. As a former top official at the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Sharfstein will provide key insights into the science of the new vaccines, the hurdles in distribution, and how we can expect the situation to evolve with the pandemic in the early parts of 2021. Register now to join us.

Learn From Peers with the Pandemic Playbook

The Pandemic Playbook is an interactive collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing. The Playbook will help ensure that aging services providers can prepare for and mitigate the impact of a pandemic in the future—and can help you apply the learning from this year. Visit the Playbook now at playbook.leadingage.org.

COVID Vaccine Resources and Analysis

LeadingAge is on top of the latest information on the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine approval and distribution. Visit the main COVID-19 page for updates, analysis and education, and resources authored and curated by our staff experts, including:

LeadingAge Staff Including in The Hill's Top Lobbyists 2020

We are proud to share that Linda Couch and Joe Franco are among this year’s Top Lobbyists. The Hill’s annual list features “people who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and in the administration.” Read the full list.

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. 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.