As noted in last week’s Member Update, VNAA and ElevatingHOME members are now LeadingAge members and will have access to LeadingAge resources and benefits. We are excited to share with you an overview of the LeadingAge resources offered via its centers -- dedicated areas of focus devoted to providing the latest information, tools, guidance, and community for members. These include:
Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST): leads the charge to expedite the development, evaluation, and adoption of emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience. Majd Alwan, Ph.D., guides CAST as its executive director.
Center for Workforce Solutions: Workforce is a major strategic priority of LeadingAge, which created the Center in 2017 as a hub for relevant information and resources: ideas for key partnerships, tools to calculate turnover, presentation materials, fact sheets, member testimonials, podcasts, policy news and more. Susan Hildebrandt, VP workforce initiatives, is the Center’s leader.
Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations: The newest of LeadingAge’s centers, launched late 2018, this is the clearinghouse for information, resources, networking, and assistance about the relationship between managed care, both Medicare and Medicaid, and post-acute and long-term services and supports providers. You’ll find information, education, and tools needed to participate in managed care, integrated service delivery, and alternative payment models. Nicole Fallon, VP, health policy and integrated services, guides the Center’s activities.
LTSS Center @UMass Boston: Created in May 2017 (formerly CFAR) when LeadingAge joined with the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Center, from offices in Washington, DC and Boston, MA, collaborates with the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst. It blends the expertise of academic researchers at UMass Boston with LeadingAge’s applied research team. Areas of focus include workforce, housing plus services, nursing homes, financing, aging and health, and engagement. Robyn Stone, LeadingAge’s SVP, research, is co-director.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore the LeadingAge centers’ offerings. As always, if questions arise in the course of your exploration, please reach out to us.