Webinars and Online Sessions

Note: The webinars are not ordered by date.

Briefing to Address the Need for Federal Staffing Standards in Nursing Homes

Consumer Voice, Thursday, December 9, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

Chronic understaffing has been a serious problem in nursing homes for decades and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The research is clear that inadequate staffing contributes to lower quality of care and poor health outcomes for residents, yet no federal staffing standard exists, and only one state requires a minimum research-backed standard of 4.1 hours per resident day. . .

Join Consumer Voice, with a panel of experts, this Thursday for a review of the research and data supporting the need for a federal minimum staffing standard.
Plus, Consumer Voice will provide an overview of a new report documenting staffing standards in each state and analyzing the contrast to research-based standards recommended by medical and healthcare professionals to ensure quality of care.

  • Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, Consumer Voice
  • Robyn Grant, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Consumer Voice
  • Charlene Harrington, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco
  • Richard Mollot, Executive Director, Long Term Care Community Coalition

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Chronic Illness Support Group

The Mighty
Wednesday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Here you can connect with others who have gone through or are currently facing daily challenges due to a chronic condition. You can share what’s going on in your life, listen to others, and ask for support as well as advice. Led by Stella Russotti.
RSVP for Chronic Illness Support

PTSD Support Group

The Mighty
Saturday, December 11, 1:00 p.m.
PTSD Support Group
Join Mighty Super Contributor, Leader, and event host Leslie A. Zukor as we navigate the sometimes-rough waters of PTSD.

Building Community-Academic Research Partnerships

Community Engagement and Collaboration Core
Two-part presentation:
Thursday January 13, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday January 20, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Bettye Anderson Frederic, RN, MSN, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts
  • Kathleen Szegda, PhD, MS, MPH, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Sarah Goff, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

This workshop offers attendees pragmatic approaches to building and sustaining mutually beneficial community-academic research partnerships that apply health equity and anti-racism lenses to the shared work.
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Fall 2021 Virtual Elder Justice Coordinating Council Meeting

Elder Justice Coordinating Council
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Elder Justice Coordinating Council brings together leaders from across the federal government to address issues of elder justice nationally. Council members include the leaders of federal departments, agencies, and entities administering programs related to abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.

The Fall 2021 EJCC meeting, the first of the Biden-Harris administration, will feature updates from federal leaders including HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra, as well as a discussion of the history and future of federal elder justice efforts.

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The 2021 Century Summit

Stanford Center on Longevity

Tuesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In 2020, the Longevity Project convened the inaugural Century Summit. The virtual conference brought together leaders in business, media, policy, and research to discuss the implications of the 100-year life. Approximately 2,000 people participated in the event, which included conversations with luminaries such as: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH); Senator Bob Casey (D-PA); Senator Tim Scott (R-SC); Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham; Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine; and dozens of other prominent leaders. The 2021 Century Summit, to be held virtually on December 7th, 8th and 9th will once again bring together leaders across economics, research, medicine, and government to discuss the impact of people living longer lives. Convened in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity, the Century Summit will offer leaders an opportunity to present new visions on how society can restructure work, reorganize our cities, enhance lifelong learning, create new financial security, and promote greater health and vitality in the new age of longevity.

Each day will offer new insights and opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the implications of the longer life:

  • Tuesday, December 7th, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Rethinking Care
  • Wednesday, December 8th, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: The Intergenerational Compact
  • Thursday, December 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Reinventing the Second Half of Life

All registered attendees will receive a link to the livestream platform a few days before the start of the Century Summit. No software download will be necessary. The link to the livestream platform is not available at this time but will be posted in the Online Event Page and distributed via a separate email communication from Eventbrite about 48 hours before the start of the event.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: One Year Later

Leonard Davis Institute for Health Ecomomics – University of Pennsylvania

Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


  • Nicole Lurie, MD, MSHP – U.S. Director and Strategic Advisor to the CEO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiatives, and Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Paul Offit, MD – Director, Vaccine Education Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Maurice R. Hilleman Chair of Vaccinology, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Florence Momplaisir, MD, MSHP, FACP – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Ala Stanford, MD – Founder, Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium and Founder, R.E.A.L. Concierge Medicine
  • Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA (moderator) – Associate Professor of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing, Director of Engagement, Penn LDI, and Scientific Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), Perelman School of Medicine

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