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Highlights from the Building Better Care Forum

The Building Better Care Forum was an enlightening discussion among caregivers, patients, thought leaders, providers, and policy makers on how to best implement health reform and deliver high quality care to our most vulnerable patients, particularly older adults with multiple health problems.

Panel I: What do Patients and Family Caregivers Need from the Health Care System?


Gail Sheehy

Best Selling Author and Caregiver Advocate

As the bestselling author of 16 books, including Passages, Gail Sheehy has rocked the culture and changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives. Watch her opening remarks »

Louis G. Colbert, MSW, LSW

Family Caregiver; Director, Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging

Louis G. Colbert is the Director of the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), where he is responsible for administering a department of county government and an Area Agency on Aging. Watch his opening remarks »


Jennifer C. Jaff, JD

Attorney and Founder of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.

Jennifer C. Jaff is an attorney and founder of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc., a tax exempt organization that provides free information, advice and advocacy services to patients with chronic illnesses. Watch her opening remarks »


Joann Donnellan

President, JD MEDIA, LLC
Family Caregiver

Joann Donnellan is the President of JD MEDIA, LLC, a boutique media and public relations consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Watch her opening remarks »


Emily Spitzer, JD

Executive Director
National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

Emily Spitzer is the Executive Director of the National Health Law Program, a public interest law firm that works to secure health rights for vulnerable populations. Watch her opening remarks »


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