Supportive Services and Caregiving for Older Rural Adults from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Duration: approximately minutes
|Paul Moore, D.Ph., Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Senior Health Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy|
|Marcus Escobedo, Vice President, Communications and Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation|
|Octavio N Martinez, Jr, MD, MPH, Former member of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Executive Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin|
Rural residents are older, have poorer health outcomes, and face greater rates of poverty compared to their urban counterparts. Rural older adults living in the United States face unique and persistent challenges — such as transportation, fragmented delivery and financing of care, and social isolation — which affect their ability to receive necessary supportive services and caregiving. This webinar will present ways the committee believes HHS can make progress to combat these challenges by consolidating resources and adopting age-friendly principles in federal programs, expanding telehealth knowledge and availability, and researching the delivery of public insurance for the most vulnerable residents.