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Media Advisories

September 28, 2007 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

For Immediate Release

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging to Address
23rd National Home and Community-Based Services Conference

The U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell will deliver the keynote address at the 23 rd National Home and Community-Based Services Conference in Albuquerque , N.M. The conference is sponsored by the National Association of State Units on Aging and the New Mexico Aging & Long Term Care Services Department.

WHO: Josefina G. Carbonell
Assistant Secretary for Aging, HHS
WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2007
11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. - Media Availability at 1 p.m
WHERE: Albuquerque Convention Center West Complex
Ballroom A and B/Upper Level
401 2 nd Street NW , Albuquerque , N.M.


Assistant Secretary Carbonell will address the Administration's priorities to help Americans live longer, healthier lives by streamlining access to long-term supports, ensuring high quality care and services, emphasizing prevention as a key to improved longevity, and advancing consumer direction and choice. She will also talk about the importance of establishing partnerships among health and human service entities at the national, state, and local levels to further healthy aging and care for adults as they age. For more information about the Administration on Aging, visit
The 23 rd National Home and Community-Based Services Conference “ Reaching New Heights in Successful Community Living” will bring together more than 650 national, state and community leaders to showcase state and local service delivery, policy innovations and ideas for assuring that people of all ages with disabilities receive the highest quality community living supports, care and services. For more information about the conference, visit