MONDAY, AUGUST 27
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Pre-Conference Intensive Workshops (Registration Required)
For the first time, we are offering two concurrent Pre-Conference Intensive Workshops. These courses are designed to kick-start learning and enhance your 2018 Conference experience. Space is limited and an additional registration fee is required.
REFOCUSING ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH TO STRENGTHEN CLIENT IMPACT (NRCNA) - $50
Presenters: Elaine Clark; Dr. Kishore Nath, MD; Ivy Glinski, MSW; Eveline Van Beek, MSc; Erica Gibbons, MBA
Track: Service Offerings
Assuring the health and well-being of older adults often requires a comprehensive, multipronged approach. Research has shown that more than 75% of health is determined by a combination of factors outside the realm of medical care. Increasingly, these social determinants of health have been recognized as critical to the health of vulnerable populations. Senior nutrition programs have a long history of addressing non-medical needs for community-dwelling older adults, and are thus well-positioned to provide the nutritional, social, and environmental services that mitigate the health challenges that affect this population. Join the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) for this Pre-Conference Intensive Workshop that will introduce you to the social determinants of health framework and how senior nutrition programs can utilize this knowledge and demonstrate the value add of your services to healthcare. You will have the opportunity to learn from both subject matter experts and peers to gain insight in how you can better align your services to address the non-medical needs of the seniors you serve.
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HEALTHCARE - $50
Presenters: Diana Crumley, JD, MPAff; Sarah Lechner, JD; Tim McNeill, RN, MPH; Suzanne Washington, MA
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Meet and Greet Reception
Moderator: Lori Peterson, MA
Do you want to gain a better understanding of the win-win opportunities for Meals on Wheels providers in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment? Join experts in the field for an introductory crash course on the world of healthcare, models of care, financing, regulation and implications for Meals on Wheels programs. Our presenters will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to understand how best to work with healthcare providers and payers in your area. If you’re interested in attending Healthcare sessions throughout the Conference, but are looking to get up to speed or refresh on the basics quickly, you won’t want to miss this Pre-Conference Intensive Workshop!
All 2018 Conference attendees are invited to join us for hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you mingle with senior nutrition colleagues and connect with President and CEO Ellie Hollander and other Meals on Wheels America staff.
5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – State Association Meetings
Both current State Association members and attendees interested in forming a Meals on Wheels State Association have the opportunity to hold business and/or interest meetings at Conference. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.