LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.7.21

Members | January 07, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.7.21

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

LeadingAge 2021 Policy Action Forum

You have relied on LeadingAge throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for insight and advocacy around critical federal policy issues. As 2021 begins, join us at a live virtual policy event to look forward to how we’ll continue to support aging services providers from across the continuum of care. You’ll get an inside view of how Washington, DC politics influence how progress gets made as a new Congress and Administration come into power and hear from LeadingAge leadership about the path for advocacy and policy in the year ahead. Special guest and health policy expert Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi will offer a primer on how politics and progress are shaped by what matters most to people, policymakers, and stakeholders—offering her perspective on what the transitions of power happening in Washington this month mean for our field. Register now to join the event.

Today's Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today Tamara Konetzka, professor of health sciences at the University of Chicago, will join our online update. Her professional focus is nursing home quality, and she will discuss recent research regarding COVID cases and deaths in nursing homes. Dr. Konetzka testified before the Senate Aging Committee in late May, telling Senators that she found “no meaningful relationship between nursing home quality and the probability of at least one COVID case or death.” Register now to join us.

Vaccine Town Hall for Assisted Living and Senior Housing Providers

Next Tuesday, January 12 at 12 p.m. ET, join LeadingAge, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Public Health, and the Baltimore City Health Department for a town hall for assisted living and senior housing administrators, managers, and staff. The event’s panel, including Ruth Link-Gelles from the Pharmacy Partnership Program and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein from JHU, will address the science behind vaccines, vaccination distribution, messaging strategies, infection prevention, and other vaccine updates. Learn more and register here.

LeadingAge and Abbott Training on BinaxNOW Testing Cards

Abbott will be hosting a training for LeadingAge and VNAA members on January 12 at 1 p.m. ET. The training will cover the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid testing cards, the affiliated NAVICA App, and the new at-home option for utilizing these tests. Register for the training here.

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.