Earlier this year, pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, federal agencies released action plans to advance equity in the programs they administer. After over two years of a global pandemic that has revealed the structural inequities in many of our systems, the Administration’s efforts through these plans are critical to promote equity and can potentially create valuable opportunities to advance equity for older adults.
This webinar, Federal Agency Equity Action Plans – What Do They Mean for Older Adults?, will provide an overview of Executive Order 13985 and present details in the federal equity action plans. We will focus on the plans for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Relatedly, we will briefly review the new health equity framework from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition, we will discuss the potential impact of these plans for older adults, especially those facing barriers as a result of structural discrimination. Finally, we will identify ways in which advocates for older adults can engage with the plans and leverage them in their own advocacy on behalf of their clients.
Who Should Attend: Advocates, government officials, and aging and disability providers serving older adults.