Conversations with Katie

A monthly conversation with LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan.

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Bold, Disruptive Voices

To adapt a truism from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a vision without a plan is just a wish. Our vision, An America Freed from Ageism, is not only bold, but essential.

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  1. Navigating Unchartered Waters: New Power Models and Change

    While our world is changing from the outside in, it is also changing from the inside out. We are navigating uncharted waters with payment reform, technology, partnerships, emerging competition, and a consumer population with expectations and ...

  2. Connecting, Collaborating, and Driving Towards Solutions

    In late June, LeadingAge and our Center for Aging Services (CAST) convened a summit that brought together providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), hospitals, physician groups, managed care plans and other payers, health and LTSS IT vendors, and government officials. The purpose of the LTPAC HIT ...

  3. Raising Awareness about Long-Term Services and Supports

    For more than a decade, LeadingAge has worked hard to raise awareness about the need to reform the way we pay for long-term services and supports (LTSS). Inadequate funding and lack of coordination and choice plague our current LTSS system. It places enormous pressure on families and leaves older adults disconnected. Of significant ...

  4. Reimagining Aging Around the Globe

    I recently had the privilege of representing LeadingAge and the Global Ageing Network at a conference in England sponsored by National Care Forum, an association of nonprofit care providers in England and CommonAge, advancing issues of aging in Commonwealth countries. It was a unique gathering of people from 23 countries on 5 ...

  5. The Care of Human Life and Happiness

    Thomas Jefferson wrote “the care of human life and happiness...is the first and only object of good government.” In these few words, Jefferson accurately describes the LeadingAge advocacy agenda, one which implores lawmakers to protect and advance the well-being of people as they age and to support those ...