Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC

“Mitigating Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care” is the theme of the 2020 Annual Summit of the Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC). The three-day online event kicks off Wednesday.

The pandemic has highlighted, and worsened, existing widespread disparities in healthcare outcomes, including in the long-term care space. The AELTCC event will  feature three afternoons of education and action, organizers say.

The keynote speaker Wednesday will be Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., president of University of Maryland-Baltimore County and founder of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program. Other headliners include top researcher David Grabowski, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, and Marvell Adams Jr., Chief Operating Officer for The Kendal Corporation, a large not-for-profit senior living organization. Adams, a licensed nursing home administrator and LeadingAge board member who is a frequent guest lecturer at Cornell University and Penn State.

Advancing Excellence campaign founder Larry Minnix, the retired former President and CEO of LeadingAge, will provide introductory and closing remarks for the event. 

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