Obie for Seniors
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

Diversity and Inclusion in Senior Products

By Michal Herz, PH.D., Ageing Product Manager at EyeClick The field of aging care is one that has traditionally attracted a certain type of workforce. Often, care teams are composed of people with high levels of emotional intelligence, who are hardworking and most importantly, caring individuals. These traits are evident in even the smallest of Read More…

iNSPIRE Project
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

Inspiring Diversity

 By Amanda Davidson, Grant Manager, LeadingAge California  Diversity, equity, and inclusion in aging are at the forefront of LeadingAge California’s advocacy for older adults. The LeadingAge California iNSPIRE Project, a CMP grant-funded project that brings engagement technology from It’s Never Too Late (iN2L) to 60 skilled nursing facilities, also seeks opportunities to support these important initiatives in its work.  The residents of California’s skilled nursing facilities represent the diverse makeup of the state. Diversity in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, language, (dis)ability, and age offers skilled nursing Read More…

equity through telehealth
Engage Magazine Fall 2021 General Interest

Equity through Telehealth

The Center for Connected Health Policy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Sacramento working to maximize telehealth as a tool to improve health equity in California. It is a program under the Public Health Institute. We sat down with Executive Director Mei Kwong to talk about the importance of telehealth during and beyond COVID-19 and Read More…

View from the Capitol
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

Equity During a Time of COVID-19 – Policy Work Underway to Address Longstanding Issues 

By Eric Dowdy, Chief Government Affairs Officer, LeadingAge California  As the state grapples to contain the Delta variant of the virus that causes SARS-CoV-2, providers are bracing for a new round of tightening screening, vaccinations, and doubling down on encouraging vaccinations and infection control measures. As of this writing, the Governor has required healthcare professionals and state employees to get Read More…

DEI - A Global Conversation
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: The Global Conversation

by Zeta Smith, CEO of Sodexo Seniors North America  Sodexo is proud to be a benchmark organization in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). And that commitment to DEI requires continuous education and conversation. We encourage our teams to ensure inclusion is central to our business. However, it is important to recognize that we don’t all come to the conversation with Read More…