NCC18 Kicks Off with Special Remarks from Dr. Bailey, ACL Deputy Administrator

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NCC18 Kicks Off with Special Remarks from Dr. Bailey, ACL Deputy Administrator

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We kick off our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference on the morning of November 9 with a special message from Dr. Whitney Bailey, Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development for the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

President Trump appointed Dr. Whitney Bailey to serve as ACL’s Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development on December 11th, 2017.

Dr. Bailey’s career work includes behavioral health, education, community engagement, and research. As a behavioral scientist and community-engaged scholar, Dr. Bailey brings a broad range of expertise to ACL. Throughout her career, she has worked with medical systems, as well as the aging and disability networks. She has led multiple competitive grant projects, including evaluations of state-funded Medicaid Waiver programs. She has directed innovative projects that involved Assistive Technology (AT) and nutrition education. Her reputation for fostering innovative and meaningful partnerships to improve the ways families navigate care roles and care systems is well-known. She is passionate about ensuring research directly informs and improves the ways in which individuals and families experience community living.

Dr. Bailey holds a Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology from Michigan State University, a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Environmental Resources from Northwest Missouri State University.

ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan. It's mission is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

We're thrilled that Dr. Bailey will join us and so look forward to her remarks and her insights.

Conference Details
The Third Annual National Caregiving Conference will happen November 9 and 10 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare with pre- and post- conference training and workshops on November 8 and 11. You can join us in person or virtually. Be sure to check out our NCC18 agenda. Registration opens this month.

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