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Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 5 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room
M.S., RN, FAAN
Past CEO, American Geriatrics Society
Former President, AARP
Hansen is the spring 2023 Dr. Maureen P. McCausland Pinnacle Keynote Speaker.
This lecture is designated for 1.0 contact hour.
One of the “Sages in Aging” designated by the network PBS in 2022, Jennie Chin Hansen is an expert in the areas of dementia, workforce, chronic complex care, geriatric emergency departments and health equity. A past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, the largest professional membership organization of gero-clinicians committed to the care of older adults living with care complexity, Hansen was also president of the 38 million-member organization AARP during the negotiations and development of the Affordable Care Act.
A stakeholder who crafted the first-ever California Master Plan for Aging and served on the Healthy California for All Commission with a goal to extend health care to all California residents, Hansen also serves in advisory roles with startup entities.
Over 25 years in San Francisco, Hansen was a leader in growing integrated, community-based services for nursing home-eligible older persons. That groundbreaking, integrated and coordinated service delivery system was the prototype for the 1997 federal law that established the Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) into the Medicare and Medicaid programs. PACE now operates extensively in California and in 30 other states.
Hansen has received the American Society on Aging’s Hall of Fame Award, the National Council on Aging’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named one of the 50 national Influencers in Aging by PBS’ Next Avenue.
Biography condensed and edited from the American Academy of Nursing
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