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PHI at ‘On Aging’ 2023 Conference in Atlanta

March 13, 2023

The annual On Aging conference, hosted by the American Society on Aging, remains the country’s largest multidisciplinary conference on aging.

Every year, it gathers thousands of people supporting healthy aging to learn about the latest trends and issues affecting older adults, their caregivers, and our aging, health, and long-term care system.

Once again, PHI will play a significant role at this year’s conference, which will take place in Atlanta, GA. We will host and participate in 10 workshops and poster sessions addressing advocacy strategies, DEI and workforce development, addressing the workforce shortage, advancing change in nursing homes, and much more.

We will also host a booth in the exhibit hall where attendees can pick up our latest publications and learn more about our work.

Below is our complete list of workshops at the On Aging conference.


Hope During a Crisis: Leveraging New Funding to Strengthen the Home Care Workforce

Time: 8:30-9:30am

Presenters: Amy Robins (PHI), Heather Burkhardt (North Carolina Coalition on Aging), and Jess Maurer (Maine Council on Aging)

Room: Harris (Atlanta Conference Level)


How to Address the Eldercare Workforce Shortage 

Time: 2:45-4:15pm

Presenters: Robert Espinoza (PHI), Tara Cortes (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing), Lisa Gables (American Academy of Physician Associates), and Mayte Lopez (Encuentro)

Room: Baker (Atlanta Conference Level)



Practical Tools for Advocacy on the Direct Care Workforce: A Hands-on Workshop  

Time: 10:15–11:45am

Presenters: Amy Robins (PHI), Heather Burkhardt (North Carolina Coalition on Aging), and Jess Maurer (Maine Council on Aging)

Room: Roswell (Atlanta Conference Level)


Developing Social Work in Aging: Opportunities and Challenges 

Time: 10:15-11:45am

Presenters: Robert Espinoza (PHI), Bonnie Ewald (Rush University Medical Center), Robyn Golden (Rush University Medical Center), Lindsay A. Goldman (Grantmakers in Aging), LaCinda Jones (Social Worker), Diane Slezak (AgeOptions), Robyn Stone (LeadingAge), and Amy York (Eldercare Workforce Alliance)

Room: Hanover D (Exhibit Level)


Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Direct Care Workforce

Time: 10:15-11:45am

Presenters: Emily Dieppa (PHI), Mayte Lopez (Encuentro), Gelila Selassie (Justice in Aging), and Dan Stewart (Human Rights Campaign),

Room: Baker (Atlanta Conference Level)


The Direct Care Workforce in 2023: Advancing Equity, Health, and Wellbeing 

Time: 1:45-2:45pm

Presenters: Kezia Scales (PHI), Danielle Copeland (H-CAP/Center for Equity), and Jisella Dolan (Honor and Home Instead)

Room: Roswell (Atlanta Conference Level)


Building Momentum for Change in Nursing Homes

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Presenters: Kezia Scales (PHI), Sam Brooks (Consumer Voice), Swati Gaur (AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine), and Ruth E. Katz (LeadingAge)

Room: Hanover A (Exhibit Level)


Healthy Aging in Rural Minnesota: Connected Communities and Advanced Roles

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Presenters: Emily Dieppa (PHI) and Lindsey K. Sand (Knute Nelson)

Room: Centennial IV – 20 A



Recruitment and Retention Strategies to Strengthen the Direct Care Workforce

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Presenters: Emily Dieppa (PHI) and Jenna Kellerman (LeadingAge)

Room: Harris (Atlanta Conference Level)


How Does Frequent Staff Turnover Affect Quality of Care for Older Adults?

Time: 10:30-11:30am

Presenters: Kezia Scales (PHI), Stephanie Giordano (Human Services Research Institute), and Rosa Plasencia (ADvancing States)

Room: Fairlie (Atlanta Conference Level)

Contributing Authors

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