National Partnership for Women & Families

Forum: What Do Older Patients, Families Need Most from Health Reform?

Wednesday's "Building Better Care Forum" to Feature Lawmakers, Providers, Experts, Patients & Caregivers from Around Country
Washington, D.C. — July 27, 2010 —
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), award-winning author Gail Sheehy, UCLA Geriatrics Division Chief David Reuben, journalist and activist Jonathan Rauch, and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Director of Delivery System Reform Peter Lee will join patients, caregivers, health care providers and experts at the:

Building Better Care Forum:
Improving the System For Delivering Health Care to Older Adults and Their Families

8:30 AM on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
National Press Club Ballroom
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

The interactive forum will feature speakers from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the Washington, D.C. area. It is sponsored by the Campaign for Better Care, a multi-year initiative working to improve health care quality, coordination and communication for older patients with multiple health problems and their family caregivers.

The event begins with breakfast at 8 AM, and the program will start promptly at 8:30 AM. It is open to media and the public. To view the webcast live, go to

The Campaign for Better Care is led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Community Catalyst and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). It is funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies.


Lisa Lederer (202) 986-2600

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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