Conversations with Katie

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

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When Members Talk, We Listen

Over the last year, our state partners have hosted Town Hall Conversations across the country to hear members talk about their pain points and ideas about future directions. The goal of these conversations is to gather input for our public policy priorities for the upcoming year. But the Town Halls serve another important purpose: ...

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  1. Yesterday's Logic Won't Drive Success into the Future

    Peter Drucker, the management expert and author wrote, “The greatest danger in turbulent times is not the turbulence, but to act with yesterday’s logic.” Yesterday’s logic got us to where we are today but it won’t drive success into the future. We’ve moved beyond yesterday’s logic before—think long, double-loaded ...

  2. Bold, Disruptive Voices

    Demographics on the one hand and social justice on the other demand action. Therefore, at present, we are carrying out our plan by working with millennials and LeadingAge members. Carry the Conversation Millennials, like the boomers several generations before them, are change agents. They want to make a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...