Pathway to the Future: How Workforce Development and Quality Jobs Can Promote Quality Care Conference Package. Symposium Agenda

05/01/2004

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2004

5:30-7:30pm     Welcome Reception

Hosted by John Hoff--Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2004

7:30-8:00am     Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00am     PLENARY ONE: "Welcome and Conference Overview"

8:00-8:20am      Federal Sponsor Presentations

John Hoff--Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

David E. Gray--Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Labor

8:20-8:30am

Robyn Stone--Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Aging Services (Bio) (2003 Article) (October 2003 Paper) (May 2004 Paper) (Presentation)

Steven Dawson--President, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (Bio) (October 2003 Paper)

8:50-9:00am      Audience Questions and Comments

9:00-10:15am     PLENARY TWO: "Linking Staffing and Quality"

Robyn Stone--Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Aging Services (Bio) (2003 Article) (October 2003 Paper) (May 2004 Paper) (Presentation)
Overview and Introduction

Ted Benjamin--Professor, Department of Social Welfare, University of California Los Angeles (Bio) (Presentation)
“The Direct Care Workforce and the Quality of Care”

Larry Minnix--President, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (Bio)
“Quality Care, Healthy Cultures: Evidence of Success.”

Carol Raphael--CEO, Visiting Nurses Service of New York (VNSNY) (Bio)
"The Role of the Direct Care Worker and Quality Care”

Audience Questions and Comments

10:15-10:20am     Instructions to Small Groups

Andreas Frank--Director, Division of Long-Term Care Policy, Department of Health and Human Services

Stephanie Swirsky--Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Labor

10:20-10:30am     Break

10:30-11:45am     Small Group Break Out Session 1

11:45am-1:30pm     Luncheon Address

Introductory Remarks

Elaine E. Chao--Secretary, Department of Labor (invited)

Tommy G. Thompson--Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (invited)

Keynote

Dirk Kempthorne--Governor, State of Idaho and Chair, National Governors Association (Bio)
“A Lifetime of Health and Dignity: Confronting Long-Term Care Challenges in America”

1:30-1:45pm     Break

1:45-3:30pm     PLENARY THREE: "Connecting Workforce Development Initiatives, Individual Economic Opportunity and Quality Care"

1:45-2:00pm      Overview Presentation: “Recruiting and Retaining a Quality Paraprofessional Workforce: Building Collaboratives with the Workforce Investment System”

Mike Fishman--The Lewin Group (Bio) (May 21, 2004 Paper) (Presentation)

Burt Barnow--John Hopkins University (Bio) (May 21, 2004 Paper) (Presentation)

2:00-3:30pm      Federal, State and Local Workforce Development Initiatives

Gay Gilbert--Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (Bio) (Presentation)
“Department of Labor’s High Growth Job Training Initiative”

Lloyd Schipper--Deputy Secretary, South Dakota Department of Labor (Bio) (Presentation)
“Good Samaritan Career Lattice Project”

Juan Manigault--CEO, Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board (Bio) (Presentation)
“Healthcare Partnerships in Northern Indiana”

Charles Bodhi--Director of Employer Services, Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc. (Presentation)
“Extended Career Ladders: A Local Workforce Development Perspective”

Audience Questions and Comments

3:30-3:45pm     Break

3:45-5:15pm     Small Group Break Out Session 2

5:15-6:15pm     Break [Possible places to gather: Tower Lounge (Upper Mezzanine) or Federal Bar (Main Lobby Level)]

6:30-7:30pm     Dinner and Presentation "HeartWork"

Introductory Remarks

Ms. Karen Kulp--President, Home Care Associates

Ms. Charlotte Hobson--Personal Care Attendant, HeartWork Performer

 

TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2004

8:00-9:00am     Continental Breakfast [Free networking time for participants]

9:00-9:15am     Presentation

Jean Moore--Center for Health Workforce Studies, SUNY School of Public Health (Bio) (Presentation)
“HRSA’s Study on Nursing Aides and Home Health Care Aides”

9:15-10:15am     PLENARY FOUR: "The Impact of Workforce Improvement Initiatives on Workforce Recruitment and Retention"

Patsy Harris--Executive Director, Direct Care Alliance (Bio) (Presentation)
“The Direct Care Alliance”

Debra Lipson--Deputy Director of Better Jobs, Better Care, Institute for the Future of Aging Services (Bio) (May 2004 Paper) (Presentation)
“Better Jobs, Better Care”

Ruth Katz--Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services (Bio)
“Department of Health and Human Services Initiatives to Improve the Long-Term Care Workforce”

Audience Questions and Comments

10:15-10:30am     Break

10:30am-12:10pm     PLENARY FOUR: "The Impact of Workforce Improvement Initiatives on Workforce Recruitment and Retention" (continued)

Lauren Harris-Kojetin--Director of Research, Institute for the Future of Aging Services (Bio) (May 2004 Paper) (Presentation)
“Research Synthesis on Long-Term Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention Initiatives”

Vera Salter--Director, National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce, Paraprofessional Health Care Institute (Bio) (Presentation)
“National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce”

Michael Elsas--President, Cooperative Home Care Associates (Bio) (Presentation)
“The Impact of Workforce Initiatives on Recruitment, Training and Retention”

John Schnelle--Professor, School of Medicine, UCLA, and Director, Bourn Center for Gerontological Research (Bio) (Presentation)
"Nursing Home Workforce and Quality”

Audience Questions and Comments

12:10-12:30pm     Break

12:30-2:30pm     Working Lunch (in Break Out Rooms) and Break Out Session 3

2:30-2:45pm     Break

2:45-3:45pm     Concluding Session

4:00pm     Adjourn

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