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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

Assistive Technology: A Key Ingredient for Community Living

July 16, 2019  
1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
601 E Street, NW, Room A2-200
Dial in: 866-215-3402
Code:  1335654
Assistive Technology: A Key Ingredient for Community Living
Speaker: Kelly Cronin
U.S. Administration for Community Living
Assistive technology to help people maintain independence with activities of daily living and functional needs takes many forms, including apps, adaptive utensils, sensors, grabbers, and durable medical equipment to name a few.  Learn about the Assistive Technology Act and how it can enable trial use and access to the type of technology that meets individuals’ needs. Hear about the potential to expand access to assistive technology through partnerships throughout the aging and disability network and private industry.
Kelly Cronin serves as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Integrated Programs at HHS' Administration for Community Living.   She has been with the HHS since 2001, in a variety of roles at the FDA, CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, which she helped establish as its first employee.  She also served as staff to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Her experience prior to government includes 10 years in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries and several years as a health services researcher. She holds a master of public health with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics and a master of science in health policy from the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University.

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Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Melissa Favreault, Wendy Fox-Grage,
Ruth Katz, Karl Polzer, and Eileen J. Tell
Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion.
Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.
For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
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