LeadingAge Need to Know - 5.3.21

Members | May 03, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, May 3, 2021

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

Following are the latest news and resources.

Nominate Someone Today!

The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor individuals that embody excellence in mission-focused aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit national recognition. Nominations are currently being accepted in three categories: Award of Honor, RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by LeadingAge, and Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in LTSS Nursing. The deadline to submit your nomination is June 18, 2021. Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process. Questions? Please contact Amanda Marr.

Today's Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us today, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. Today, Bob Kramer, Special Advisor and former CEO from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care will talk about his Health Affairs blog post on reimagining nursing homes for the future and long-term care financing reform. And Jesse Zemmerer from Community Catalyst will discuss a new grant opportunity and how LeadingAge members can apply to help advance education campaigns around COVID-19 and other vaccines. Register to join us.

Virtual 2021 Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit

Join us in a few weeks for the premier conference for information technology leaders in long-term and post-acute care settings. The June 8-10 Summit will convene industry experts who will share lessons from the pandemic, explore what’s on the horizon for technology and collaborative care, discuss the next generation of alternative payment models, and much, much more. Joe Coughlin (MIT AgeLab), Dr. Mark McClennan (Duke University), Chris Ritter (CMS), and Peter Kress (Acts) are among confirmed keynotes. Learn more and register today.

The Pandemic Playbook

Looking for more lessons from COVID? The LeadingAge Pandemic Playbook is an interactive online collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now. Visit playbook.leadingage.org.

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, 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.