WWU’s Palliative Care Institute to Host Talk on Health Policy for Older Adults on May 13

Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute Spring Conference will feature Anne Montgomery as its keynote speaker from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the Sheraton Four Points at 714 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham.

The event is open the public and will be followed by a social hour; the cost for the evening is $10, and registration is required.

Montgomery, a senior policy analyst at Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advance Illness and a visiting scholar the National Academy of Social Insurance, will present a talk entitled “Transformation in Service Delivery for Older Adults: Policy Strategies and the Role of the Community.”

The talk will explore key developments occurring as policymakers in Congress and the executive branch work to develop and refine models of value-based care delivery for rapidly-growing numbers of Medicare beneficiaries with complex chronic conditions. Montgomery will describe existing Medicare financing platforms that can be adapted, frameworks for estimating costs and savings, and the role of the community in influencing and shaping policy discussion and development.

The keynote and social hour are part of the Palliative Care Institute Spring Conference, a two-day event exploring the role of integrated therapies in end-of-life care and self-care for providers and caregivers.

Registration for the Anne Montgomery event and the two-day conference is available online at wce.wwu.edu/bsn/palliative-care-institute.  Early registration is advised as space is limited.

The keynote is sponsored by Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute, Western Washington University Woodring College of Education, the Chuckanut Health Foundation, Peace Health Palliative Care, and Peace Health Hospice.

 For more information, please visit wce.wwu.edu/bsn/palliative-care-institute, email pci@wwu.edu, or call (360) 650-6700.