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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.
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Strengthening the Workforce
to Support Community Living
and Participation for Older
Adults and Individuals
with Disabilities

Proceedings of a Workshop

Joe Alper and Sarah Domnitz, Rapporteurs

Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence

Board on Health Sciences Policy

Health and Medicine Division

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.
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This activity was supported by AARP, the Administration for Community Living (Contract No. HHSP233201400020B/HHSP23337051); Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation; The American Geriatrics Society; Consumer Technology Association Foundation; the Department of Defense (Contract No. HU0001-15-1-0007); the Department of Veterans Affairs (Contract No. VA119-16-P-0111, PO 101-C60259); The Gerontological Society of America; Health Resources and Services Administration (Contract No. HHSH250201500001I/HHSH25034002T); The John A. Hartford Foundation; LeadingAge; Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute; Qualcomm Inc. (Contract No. NAT-301711). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the workforce to support community living and participation for older adults and individuals with disabilities: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING THE WORKFORCE TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY LIVING AND PARTICIPATION1

TERRY FULMER (Co-Chair), President, The John A. Hartford Foundation

FERNANDO TORRES-GIL (Co-Chair), Professor and Director, Center for Public Research on Aging, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles

MARGARET L. CAMPBELL, Senior Scientist for Planning and Policy Support, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

PATRICIA D’ANTONIO, Senior Director, Professional Affairs, The Gerontological Society of America

THOMAS E. EDES, Director, Geriatrics and Extended Care Operations, Department of Veterans Affairs

STEVE EWELL, Executive Director, Consumer Electronics Association Foundation

ELENA M. FAZIO, Social Science Analyst, Office of Performance and Evaluation, Administration for Community Living

ROBERT JARRIN, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm Inc.

TERESA L. LEE, Executive Director, Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

KATIE SMITH SLOAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, LeadingAge

JACK W. SMITH, Director, Health Services Policy and Oversight, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Department of Defense

ERWIN TAN, Director, Thought Leadership–Health, AARP

MICHELLE M. WASHKO, Deputy Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration

AMY Y. YORK, Executive Director, Eldercare Workforce Alliance

Project Staff

SARAH DOMNITZ, Senior Program Officer

HILARY BRAGG, Program Coordinator

ANDREW M. POPE, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.
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Consultant

JOE ALPER, Consulting Writer

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23656.
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FORUM ON AGING, DISABILITY, AND INDEPENDENCE1

TERRY FULMER (Co-Chair), The John A. Hartford Foundation

FERNANDO TORRES-GIL (Co-Chair), University of California, Los Angeles

JAMES C. APPLEBY, The Gerontological Society of America

KENNETH BRUMMEL-SMITH, Florida State University College of Medicine

MARGARET L. CAMPBELL, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

THOMAS E. EDES, Department of Veterans Affairs

ROBERT ESPINOZA, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute

STEVE EWELL, Consumer Technology Association Foundation

ELENA FAZIO, Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics

ROBERT HORNYAK, Administration for Community Living

ROBERT JARRIN, Qualcomm Inc.

TERESA L. LEE, Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

KATIE SMITH SLOAN, LeadingAge

JACK W. SMITH, Department of Defense

ERWIN TAN, AARP

MICHELLE M. WASHKO, Health Resources and Services Administration

Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence Staff

SARAH DOMNITZ, Forum Director

HILARY BRAGG, Program Coordinator

GOOLOO WUNDERLICH, Senior Program Officer

ANDREW M. POPE, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy

RICK ERDTMANN, Director, Board on the Health of Select Populations

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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Reviewers

This Proceedings of a Workshop has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published Proceedings of a Workshop as sound as possible and to ensure that the Proceedings of a Workshop meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this Proceedings of a Workshop:

AMY HEWITT, University of Minnesota

TRACY LUSTIG, National Quality Forum

ANNE MONTGOMERY, Altarum Institute

AMY YORK, Eldercare Workforce Alliance

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the Proceedings of a Workshop before its release. The review of this Proceedings of a Workshop was overseen by DON DETMER, University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this Proceedings of a Workshop was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this Proceedings of a Workshop rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution.

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Acknowledgments

We are grateful to the sponsors of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence who made it possible to plan and conduct this workshop, which this proceedings summarizes.

The workshop presentations and subsequent discussions were both interesting and stimulating, and we would like to thank each of the speakers and panel moderators. The speakers and moderators were, in alphabetical order, Margaret Campbell, Terry Fulmer, Robyn Golden, Karen Guice, David Gustafson, Michael Johnson, H. Stephen Kaye, Teresa Lee, Carol Levine, David Lindeman, Sandy Markwood, Barbara Merrill, Luis Padilla, Fernando Torres-Gil, Joan Weiss, Glen White, Amy York, and Mohammed Yousuf.

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As the demographics of the United States shift toward a population that is made up of an increasing percentage of older adults and people with disabilities, the workforce that supports and enables these individuals is also shifting to meet the demands of this population. For many older adults and people with disabilities, their priorities include maximizing their independence, living in their own homes, and participating in their communities. In order to meet this population’s demands, the workforce is adapting by modifying its training, by determining how to coordinate among the range of different professionals who might play a role in supporting any one older adult or individual with disabilities, and by identifying the ways in which technology might be helpful.

To better understand how the increasing demand for supports and services will affect the nation’s workforce, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop in June 2016, in Washington, DC. Participants aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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