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Aging in America

The second presentation in the School of Health Professions and Human Services’ State of H.O.P.E. (Healthcare Opportunities and Policy Exchange) event series will focus on “Aging in America.”  It will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 9-11 am, in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus.  Watch it live.

The lecture and discussion forum, which launched last October, brings together practitioners, leaders, and scholars to examine current and emerging issues and trends in healthcare, and is moderated by the school’s Health Policy Fellow and former New York State Senator Kemp Hannon.

“The population of seniors in New York, the northeast region, and the United States overall has grown proportionately larger than in the recent past, so it is vitally important that we as a society discuss how  we can prepare better, holistically, to meet their unique needs,” said Hannon, who represented Nassau County’s 6th District for almost 30 years.

Featured speakers include:

  • Stuart Almer, FACHE, President and CEO, Gurwin Healthcare System
  • Marianne Grady, MHA ‘09, Director of Government Business Division, MLTC, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Professions, School of Health Professions and Human Services
  • Tara Liberman, DO, Associate Chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

“Aging in America” is free and open to the public, but registration is required, and you can also view the event via livestream.

The State of HOPE series was created to encourage more diverse discussion and problem solving for some of today’s most complex health issues, said Sen. Hannon, who served as chair of the New York State legislature’s Senate Health Committee.

The inaugural event, held Oct. 18, 2019, focused on how policy creation influences the patient experience and the collaborative efforts that can help improve equitable access for all. 

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