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Racial Disparities in Nursing Facilities—and How to Address Them
Recent years have seen an increased—and overdue—focus on structural racism within the United States. Like any American institution, the U.S. system of long-term services and supports (LTSS), including nursing facilities, is not immune from structural racism. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw an unacceptable number of deaths in nursing facilities, especially among older adults of color.

To discuss these systemic inequities in long-term care facilities and solutions to improve them, Justice in Aging is offering a webinar to provide an overview of key findings from a new issue brief, Racial Disparities in Nursing Facilities—and How to Address Them.

You can view the issue brief here: https://justiceinaging.org/issue-brief-racial-disparities-in-nursing-facilities-and-how-to-address-them/

In this webinar, we will cover:
- A brief overview of the current state of structural racism in nursing facilities
- A review of key findings from relevant research on racial disparities in nursing facilities on the topics of admissions, hospitalization of residents, staffing, quality measures, COVID-19 infections, and deaths.
- An overview of five policy recommendations to improve Medicaid long-term care to meet the needs of older adults more equitably

Who should participate: Aging and disability advocates working with individuals in long-term care and nursing facilities

Dec 8, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Eric Carlson
Director, Long-Term Services and Supports Advocacy @Justice in Aging
Gelila Selassie
Senior Attorney @Justice in Aging