LeadingAge launches ageism collaboration with VCU

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LeadingAge announced a collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University to develop a video training and discussion guide on ageism.

The training is meant to help healthcare professionals understand implicit bias, prejudice, negative messaging, stereotypes and assumptions about ageism, executives said.

“This unique collaboration enables us to impact aging services by developing a resource that educates people about ageism,” said Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, the collaboration's funder. “We need more tools to facilitate important discussions about ending ageism.”

Topics will include why ageism matters, ageism in culture and in the person, and how to disrupt ageism. The guide will be available for providers next summer.