March 12, 2014
Introductions/Moderator: Rita Baron-Faust, MPH, CHES, “The Power of Words”
* Lyla M. Hernandez, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Medicine. Director, IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy: “Improving Health Literacy on a National Scale”
* Christina Zarcadoolas, PhD, professor CUNY School of Public Health. Director, CUNY Public Health Literacy. Roundtable: “Health Literacy as a Public Health Issue”
* Joy Simon Palmer, MeD, Former director, Patient & Family Education, NYU Langone Medical Center. Adjunct professor, NYU College of Nursing: “What is Health Literacy?”
March 17, 2014
This panel will address health as a human right for older women in its full physical, social, spiritual and cultural dimensions, and the urgent health and well-bring concerns of older women in the 21st century, especially in light of their critical role as caregivers.
March 20, 2014
Discussion will center on diverse approaches to negotiating conflict within the context of ethics committees (e.g., mediation, reflective practice models), and interaction between ethics committees and palliative care teams. The program is interdisciplinary and targets all professionals including attorneys, physicians, nurses/nurse practitioners, social workers, ethicists, as well as health care managers.
March 27, 2014
Participating organizations include:
*American Foundation of Aging Research
*Hunter College – Brookdale Center on HealthyAging and Longevity
*Jewish Home Lifecare
*New York Academy of Medicine
*Office of Liz Krueger New York State Senator District 28 Upper East Side
*State Society on Aging of New York
April 9, 2014
This State Society on Aging of New York sponsored program focuses on the needs of New York City’s older adults and families. It will address issues concerning New York City’s ethnically and linguistically diverse older adults and provide information on programs and services that support the health and well-being of older New York City residents to enable aging in place in advanced age.