Free Webcast: Combating Discriminatory Crisis Care Standards

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  • Wed, Sep 16, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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The COVID-19 crisis has created numerous challenges for older adults and people with disabilities. As cases surge across the country, hospitals and health systems have difficult choices to make in the event they do not have enough ICU beds, ventilators, medications, or other resources to treat patients.

Crisis standards of care are developed to help providers establish standards when rationing life-saving resources. However, these policies often include discriminatory provisions that make it harder for people with disabilities and older adults to receive treatment. Older adults of color and people of color with disabilities also face additional prejudice because these policies may further systemic health inequities.

This webcast, Combating Discriminatory Crisis Care Standards, in partnership with Center for Public Representation, will provide an overview of crisis standards of care, legal protections against discriminatory policies, and best practices for advocates to combat problematic crisis standards.

Presenters: Gelila Selassie, Justice in Aging. and Alison Barkoff, Center for Public Representation

Target Audience: Aging and disability rights advocates, elder justice advocates, legal services attorneys, elder law attorneys, community-based organizations, and health care providers. This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants.

Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

Closed captioning will be available during this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

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