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Friday, February 11, 2011

Assistant Secretary for Aging to address the 2011 National Grantee Meeting
“Changing Systems, Changing Lives”

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee will address the 2011 National Grantee meeting sponsored by the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Baltimore, Md. The meeting “Changing Systems, Changing Lives” will highlight successes in the development and delivery of home and community-based services and supports for older adults, persons with disabilities and veterans of all ages as well as opportunities under the Affordable Care Act.

WHO: Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging, HHS
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Grand Ballroom 5 and 6
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Md 21202

Nearly 700 representatives of the aging, disability and Veteran networks as well as staff from HHS, VA and the Department of Education will attend the 3-day meeting. Key HHS speakers include:

Barbara Edwards, director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, CMS
Melissa Hulbert, acting director, Division of Community Systems Transformations, CMS
Henry Claypool, director, HHS Office of Disability
Sharon Lewis, commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, ACF

Kicking off the annual meeting on Monday, February 14 will be Joseph Shapiro of NPR.

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