Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Office of Women's Health
1000 S. Fremont Ave.
Building A-9 East, Unit #105
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 293-2600
Email: owh@ph.lacounty.gov

Presentations from the April 21, 2014 Community Dialogue

A symposium on the healthcare issues of Los Angeles County’s increasingly multicultural aging population. Featured workshops include evidence-based health promotion programs (EBHPP), LGBT 50+: Unique Health and Aging Issues, Intersection of Health and Mental Health, and Elder Rights.

Aging Baby Boomers: Implications for Healthcare Now and in the Future
Valentine Villa, PhD – Professor of Social Work & Director
Applied Gerontology Institute, CSULA

Evidence-Based Interventions for Healthy Aging
Maria Aranda, PhD, MSW, MPA, LCSW – Associate Professor
USC School of Social Work

Collaboration: It’s the LA Way!
Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA – General Manager
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

Workshop 1: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs

Moderator: : Karol Matson, MS, RD – Program Director
Partners in Care Foundation

EBHPP "Next Steps to Implementation"
Bertha Sandoval – Project Associate
Partners in Care Foundation

Aging in Place/Healthy Communities
Nicole Kaplan, LCSW – Manager of Community Programs
Motion Picture and Television Funds

Diabetes Prevention Program
Alissa Singer, MPH – Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Caregiver Support Programs
Meyling Eliash-Daneshfar – Clinical Supervisor
Partners in Care Foundation

Workshop 2: LGBT 50+: Unique Health & Aging Issues

LBT 50+ Unique Health & Aging Issues
Moderator: : Kathleen Sullivan, PhD – Director of Senior Services
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

Part I: National Health Overview
Hilary Meyer, JD – Director of National Programs
SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

Local Focus on LBT Issues and Barriers to Receiving Services
Kathleen Sullivan, PhD – Director of Senior Services
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

The Needs of the LBT Older Population: A Client Profile
Gayle E. Gates, MSW – Social Services Manager
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, Triangle Square

Workshop 3: Intersection of Health and Mental Health for Older Adults Under the ACA

Moderator: : Carlotta Childs-Seagle, MSW, LCSW – Deputy Director of the Older Adults System of Care Bureau
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Overview of the Cal MediConnect and Medicaid Expansion Programs
Clayton Chau, MD, PhD – Medical Director
Behavioral Health Department, LA Care

Behavioral Health Component, Cal MediConnect, and Medicaid Expansion Programs
Roderick Shaner, MD – Medical Director
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

On the Road to Integrated Care: A Story from the Front Lines DMH/DHS Collaboration Programs
Kathleen Kerrigan, LCSW, RN – Mental Health Clinical District Chief
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Workshop 4: Elder Rights

Elder Rights: The Many Faces of Advocacy
Moderator: Cynthia Banks – Director
Los Angeles Community and Senior Services

Vulnerability to Fraud Among Older Adults
Brian Stiger – Director
Los Angeles County Office of Consumer Affairs

Health Literacy and Plain Language
Jacqueline Valenzuela, MPH, CHES – Director, Health Education Administration
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Cultural Diversity and Aging
Grace Cheng Braun, MSPH – President and CEO
WISE & Healthy Aging

After the Community Dialogue, the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health & Aging Steering Committee held a lunch meeting to discuss the future plans and priorities for the Alliance.

Discussion topics:
History and vision of the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health & Aging (LAACHA)

Healthy Aging: Emerging Issues
W. June Simmons – CEO
Partners In Care Foundation

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