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Following are the latest news and resources.

Are you doing all you can to prevent the spread of COVID in your community?

Aging services providers need to keep buildings safe because caring for people is our top priority. LeadingAge can help. Don’t miss our new webinar, MEP Building Systems: Mitigating Infectious Disease Transmission, on Wednesday, March 10. We’ll share the latest technologies and review how they can be used to improve new and existing buildings. Learn more and register here. Participants will receive CE credits.

A Blueprint to Guide Research and Actions for Better Dementia Care

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents a framework for future research and action around dementia care. LTSS Center Co-Director Robyn Stone served on the committee that undertook the study. Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners and Caregivers: A Way Forward assesses the quality of the existing evidence around care for people living with dementia and their caregivers and recommends interventions for broad dissemination and implementation.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, March 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET

LeadingAge, in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC), is sponsoring a national town hall with the aging services community to address concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly among direct care workers. The agenda will feature senior leadership from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a variety of nationally recognized experts. This town hall is open to care providers from all levels and backgrounds. We hope your staff will join the conversation! Be sure they mark your calendars for Thursday, March 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET. This national town hall will be broadcast by blackdoctor.org through its Facebook Live and YouTube streaming services. A link to these sites will be available soon! For more information, email Joe Franco.

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. The deadline has been extended to February 28, 2021. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.

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:

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.

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