Health policy experts to discuss the past and future of long-term care at DC policy forum

WASHINGTON — Leading health policy experts will discuss the past and future changes of long-term care spanning from 1989 to 2039 at a policy forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., May 28.

In the last 25 years, long-term care for older people and younger individuals with disabilities has changed significantly, and with the aging of the Baby Boom generation, it is likely to change again throughout the next 25 years.

Panelists will discuss the changes in quality of care, service delivery and financing for long-term care since 1989, its current status, and the implications for 2039.

The policy forum, titled, “The Past and Future of Long-Term Care: 1989 to 2039,” will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club, Ballroom.

The panel includes:

  • Joshua Wiener, Ph.D., distinguished fellow and program director of Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care at RTI International
  • Pamela Doty, Ph.D., senior policy analyst  in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Charlene Harrington, Ph.D., RN, professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Cheryl Phillips, M.D., AGSF, senior vice president of Advocacy and Public Policy at LeadingAge 

The program will be moderated by Shula Bernard, Ph.D., RN, vice president of the Division for Health Services and Social Policy Research at RTI.

Highlights

  • RTI will host a policy forum to discuss the past and future of long-term care
  • The forum will be held May 28 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.