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 OCTOBER 31, 2013 Community Dialogue

A symposium on the healthcare issues of Los Angeles County’s increasing, multicultural aging population. Featured is how community partnerships on evidence-based health promotion programs such as the newly formed Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging can make a difference.

The Aging Population and Prevention
Juanita Watts, MD – Regional Coordinator for Women’s Health
Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region

Disparities of Aging in Los Angeles
Catherine Sarkisian, MD, MSPH – Director and Co-Founder
Los Angeles CAPRA Center (Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging)

Panel Discussion: National Policy to Local Implementation: Broad System Changes, Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Cynthia Banks, Director, Community and Senior Services, County of Los Angeles

National Issues of Aging: The Affordable Care Act & Long-term Care
Gretchen Alkema, PhD, LCSW – Vice President of Policy and Communications
The SCAN Foundation

The Changing Systems of Care
Benjamin Chu, MD, MPH, MACP – Regional President
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Public Health and Prevention: Creating Environments for Healthy Aging in Los Angeles County
Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH – Director and Health Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

National Policy to Local Implementation
June Simmons, MSW – Founding President and CEO
Partners in Care Foundation

Panel Discussion: Stories from the Field: Evidenced-Based Health Promotion Programs in the Community
Moderator: Natalie Zappella, MSW, MUP – Program Manager, Health Innovations Programs, Partners in Care Foundation

Kanako Kusano, MSW – Health Promotion Specialist
The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro

Muriel Guzzi, Senior Consultant, Regional Health Education; Project Manager, Evidence-based Programs
Kaiser Permanente

Phyllis Willis, MSW – Director, Senior Programs
Watts Labor Community Action Committee Senior Services

Andrés González– Director of Wellness and Longevity
St. Barnabas Senior Services


Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA – General Manager
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

June Simmons, MSW – Founding President and CEO
Partners in Care Foundation

For more information on the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging, visit: http://www.cahealthierliving.org/?location=los-angeles-2

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