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Health & Medicine at the 2015 Aging in America Conference

Members of Health & Medicine’s Center for Long-Term Care Reform presented on the Bridge Model of transitional care and inequities in care transition at the America Society on Aging’s Aging in America Conference on March 23-27 in Chicago. The Conference brought together leaders in aging from around the nation to learn and grow their skills and knowledge in order to bring better services and products to the aging population.

Program Coordinator Bonnie Ewald presented on Hospital-Community Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges in the Post-ACA World at the eventThe ACA has opened the door for robust hospital-community collaboration and novel ways of integrating psychosocial elements into healthcare. Ewald’s presentation explored several contemporary care delivery and payment models that include social workers, post-acute providers and the aging network and summarized how the Bridge Model of transitional care has adapted to opportunities and challenges in the post-ACA environment.

Health & Medicine also co-sponsored a symposium at the Conference with a number of our Bridge partners on Potential and Strategies for Care Coordination in a "Post-Acute Care" World. The presentation highlighted trends and inequalities in hospital and post-acute care utilization patterns and the need for community investment to address this issue. To learn more, we invite you to read our recent paper, "Addressing Inequities in Care Transitions" and to visit the Bridge Model website