WEBINAR: Long-Term Care Quality, Access, and Choice as Civil Rights

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Date & Location

Wed, May 05, 2021 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Host Organization


Event Contact

Meghann Brozowski

Watch a recording of the event here.

Older people of color face greater challenges accessing quality home and community-based services (HCBS) due to systemic inequities. The same is also true of people of color with disabilities. What policies and actions can address these persistent disparities to ensure historically marginalized groups receive quality and accessible HCBS based on their personal preferences and needs?

Join the webinar to learn:

  • The experience of people of color in navigating the gaps and deficiencies of community-based services.
  • Socioeconomic barriers that contribute to a higher prevalence of chronic conditions among Black Americans and other people of color.
  • How funding of Medicaid, Medicare and the Older Americans Act  can be leveraged to address inequities alongside the American Jobs Plan HCBS proposal.
  • Promising models of home and community-based services around the world, and how to adapt them to the US model.
  • The Biden Administration’s goals and plans for improving HCBS access and quality. How financial forecasting informed by Medicare and Medicaid data can be used to estimate gaps in access and choice and to pinpoint areas for investment.


Jean Accius
Senior Vice President
AARP Global Thought Leadership

Alison Barkoff
Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Administration for Community Living

Tyree Brown
Artist, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, and disability advocate

Sarah Slocum, Moderator
Deputy Director, Center for Eldercare Improvement