POSTPONED | Aging Legislative Debrief and Advocacy Strategies to Create Systemic Change

POSTPONED | Aging Legislative Debrief and Advocacy Strategies to Create Systemic Change

Friday, May 13, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This program has been POSTPONED and will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join our Affinity Group on Aging for a wrap-up of this year’s legislative session and an interactive conversation about future advocacy strategies. Our speakers will summarize the legislation passed in 2022 impacting older adults and their families as well as efforts that did not quite make it this year. Topics will include medical debt benefits, mental and behavioral health proposals for all Maryland residents, improving equitable access to care for thousands of low-income Marylanders, updates on the 988 Crisis Hotline fund campaign, and policies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities.

Our speakers will be: 

•    Amy Hennen, Attorney, Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services
•    Marceline White, Executive Director, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition 
•    Margo Quinlan, Mental Health and Aging, Mental Health Association of Maryland 

We also hope to discuss strategies to partner with older adults in assisting them to become active participants in building and strengthening their communities. From Grantmakers in Health’s newsletter, Civic Engagement is a Social Determinant of Health, “Funders have embraced public policy engagement as a high-yield strategy to advance their missions. They believe that systemic change is needed to achieve a just, equitable, and healthy society and such change requires meaningful reforms across multiple public policy domains, including health care, housing, education, employment, criminal justice, environmental protections, and economic development.” 

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests.


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