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Bringing Equity to Life: A Self-Assessment Checklist for Aging Services

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This session will introduce the Equity Checklist self-assessment tool and provide an overview of the five Minority Aging Technical Assistance Resource Centers (TARCs) that make up the Older Adults’ Equity Collaborative (OAEC). Presenters will discuss the current landscape of equity in the aging services network and equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to incorporate meaningful changes in their organization to better serve diverse older adults. Attendees will receive the Equity Assessment Checklist developed by the OAEC to assist in efforts to evaluate their current level of inclusion and to identify areas of improvement for future planning.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Identify five national Technical Assistance Resource Centers that can provide expert guidance on how to meet the needs of diverse older adults.
  • Understand key characteristics of older adults and their caregivers across five priority populations
  • Utilize the online Older Adults’ Equity Collaborative Resource Library.
  • Implement the OAEC Equity Checklist to assess their organization’s areas of growth concerning cultural competence and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Elana Kieffer, MBA, directs the New York Academy of Medicine’s (NYAM) Center for Healthy Aging. She has 15 years of experience working in a wide range of older adult services, with a focus on project management, program development and sales and marketing.

This is the fourth and final webinar in the Leading Change in Aging Through DEI Accountability series co-hosted by the Aging and Disability Business Institute and the American Society on Aging.