Hear from ACL at n4a National Conference

July 19, 2017

Staff from the Administration for Community Living will be attending the national n4a conference on July 29 - August 2 to make several presentations. Visit the conference website for more details. Presentation materials will also be available on the ACL website after the conference.

Saturday, July 29

1:00 pm - 4:45 pm Pre-Conference Intensive:

  • New Directions and Opportunities in Evidence-Based Programming Part I. ACL presenters include: Casey DiCocco, Program Analyst, Administration on Aging.

Sunday, July 30

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Pre-Conference Intensives:

  • I&R/A Summit, Part I. ACL presenters include: Sherri Clark, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging.
  • Boot Camp for New Directors and Staff. ACL presenters include: Costas Miskis, Bi-Regional Administrator for Regions III & IV, Atlanta, GA.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Being a Stronger and More Effective Organization: Strategic Planning, Performance and Risk Management. ACL presenters include: Jennifer Tillery, Social Science Analyst, Center for Policy and Evaluation.
  • Diversifying AAA/ADRCs Funding Streams: How States and Their Local Partners Can Draw Down Federal Medicaid Administrative Match. ACL presenters include: Ami Patel, Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination, Center for Integrated Programs.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Developing Quality Measures for Home and Community-Based Services: National Core Indicators for Aging and Disability. ACL presenters include: Jennifer Klocinski, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging.
  • 20/20 Vision: Taking a Realistic Look at a State's Access System to LTSS for All Populations. ACL presenters include: Ami Patel, Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination, Center for Integrated Programs.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm General Session:

  • Opening General Session: Moving Our Mission Forward: New Directions for the Aging Network. ACL presenter: Mary Lazare, Principal Deputy Administrator, U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Monday, July 31

10:30 am - 11:45 am Concurrent Workshops:

  • Improving Oral Health, Improving Lives: What You Can Do In Your Community! Part I. ACL presenters include: Phantane Sprowls, Program Analyst, Administration on Aging.
  • Making the Case for Tribal Programs: Using Data to Demonstrate Efficacy. ACL presenters include: Kristen Hudgins, Social Science Analyst, Office of Performance and Evaluation, Center for Policy and Evaluation; and Cynthia LaCounte, Director, Office for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs, Administration on Aging.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Workshops:

  • Improving Oral Health, Improving Lives: What You Can Do In Your Community! Part II. ACL presenters include: Phantane Sprowls, Program Analyst, Administration on Aging.
  • Ripple Effect: How New Federal Requirements May Impact LTSS Consumers and Local Ombudsman Services. ACL presenters include: Louise Ryan, Ombudsman Program Specialist, Administration on Aging.
  • Serving Veterans: A Regional Focus. ACL presenters include: Costas Miskis, Bi-Regional Administrator for Regions III & IV, U.S. Administration for Community Living, Atlanta, GA; and Caroline Ryan, Program Director, Center for Integrated Programs.
  • Discussions with ACL Leadership and Your Regional Administrators. ACL presenters include: Robert Logan, Director of Office of Regional Operations; Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary on Aging; Kathleen Otte, Bi-Regional Administrator for Regions I & II, New York, NY; Costas Miskis, Bi-Regional Administrator for Regions III & IV, Atlanta, GA; David Ishida, Bi-Regional Administrator for Regions IX & X, San Francisco, CA; Percy Devine, Bi-Regional Administrator for Regions VI & VIII, Denver, CO; and Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez, Aging Service Specialist, Regions V & VII, Chicago, IL.
  • State Program Report Administrative Redesign: AAAs Getting Ready for the Future. ACL presenters include: Jennifer Klocinski, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging; and Jennifer Tillery, Social Science Analyst, Center for Policy and Evaluation.
  • Increasing Your Elder Justice Footprint. ACL presenters include: Mary Twomey, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging; and Stephanie Whittier-Eliason, Team Lead, Administration on Aging.

Tuesday, August 1

10:15 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Workshop:

  • Evidence-Based Programs and the Aging Network: Where We Are and Where We're Going. ACL presenters include: Casey DiCocco, Program Analyst, Administration on Aging; and Kristie Kulinski, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging.
  • Update on the SHIP, SMP and MIPPA Programs. ACL presenters include: Josh Hodges, Director, Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling, Center for Integrated Programs; and Stacey Platte, Senior Medical Patrol Program Director, Center for Integrated Programs.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Workshop:

  • Serving Diverse Communities of Older Adults: Federal Data and Examples from the Aging Network. ACL presenters include: Heather Menne, Social Science Analyst, Center for Policy and Evaluation; Kristie Kulinski, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging; and Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Administration on Aging.
  • Aging Prisoners and the Role of the Aging Network. ACL presenters include: Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Administration on Aging.
  • National Efforts to Meet the Needs of Diverse Aging Populations—A Conversation about Culturally Appropriate Services and Supports. ACL presenters include: Cynthia LaCounte, Director, Office for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs, Administration on Aging.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Concurrent Workshop:

  • Emergency Preparedness: Innovations and Information to Enhance Planning for Vulnerable Populations. ACL presenters include: Kathleen Votava, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging.
  • Charting New Territory: Ombudsman Programs and Dual Demonstrations. ACL presenters include: Gabriela Trujillo Williams, Program Analyst for Duals Demonstration Ombudsman Technical Assistance Program, Center for Integrated Programs.
  • Caregiving in Indian Country. ACL presenters include: Cynthia LaCounte, Director, Office for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs, Administration on Aging.
  • Strategies for Successful Inclusion of Assistive Technology throughout the No Wrong Door System. ACL presenters include: Rob Groenendaal, Assistive Technology Program Manager, Center for Integrated Programs.


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