Huron Valley PACE Commits to Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By Sam Adebesin

The members of the Huron Valley PACE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee trace their intentional approach to DEI back to 2020. In the wake of George Floyd’s death and amidst a pandemic that laid bare disparities in health outcomes, the Huron Valley PACE leadership team met to discuss making a statement about a commitment to support justice. But the discussion yielded a determination to do more than just make a statement. It was the start of formalizing DEI efforts that are shaping the present and future of the organization.

Getting Creative with Life Enrichment Activities at Midland Care PACE

Kirsteen “Kirstie” Feltz, Life Enrichment coordinator at Midland Care PACE, is a ball of energy. Her smile is almost as big as the ideas for life enrichment activities she throws out, ranging from starting a monthly Spades game at a local tavern to reverse trick-or-treating at participants’ homes organized with a group of volunteers from a local university. While Feltz is brimming with ideas, the topic at hand is the art program she started with Amy Carlson, a volunteer art instructor.

NPA Hosts Congressional Briefing to Spur Passage of PACE Part D Choice Act

The National PACE Association (NPA) hosted a virtual congressional briefing yesterday on the PACE Part D Choice Act to urge Congress to pass the important policy change before the end of the year.

NPA Testifies Before National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

Representatives of several Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the National PACE Association (NPA) recently testified before the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which provides guidance to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Reps. Dingell and Moolenaar Introduce PACE Expanded Act in House

Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and John Moolenaar (R-MI-4) recently introduced the PACE Expanded Act of 2022 (H.R. 9209) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

NPA Supports Recommendations by Bipartisan Policy Center to Expand PACE

The National PACE Association (NPA) announced its support for the recommendations issued this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) through the release of its report, Improving Access to and Enrollment in Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elde

Alliance for PACE Innovation and Quality Will Carry Forward PACE 2.0 Growth

The new Alliance for PACE Innovation and Quality (APIQ) will capitalize on the successes and lessons learned from the PACE 2.0 growth initiatives while offering services that advance the growth and quality of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

When PACE 2.0 launched in 2017, the PACE growth effort set out to identify strategies and resources that could accelerate the growth of PACE to serve more older adults. PACE 2.0 aimed to kickstart the next phase of PACE evolution. When the initiative concluded, PACE enrollment had increased from 40,000 to 58,000 people.

Matthew McNabney, MD, Authors Book on Community-Based Integrated Care for Older Adults

Matthew McNabney, MD, medical director at Hopkins ElderPlus, in Baltimore, MD, has authored an authoritative guide to all-inclusive, community-based, interdisciplinary medical care for older adults.

“Community-Based Integrated Care for Older Adults: A Practical Guide” has been published by Springer.

State with Long History of PACE Will Host NPA Annual Conference

By Sam Adebesin

The National PACE Association (NPA) will hold its first in-person annual conference since 2019 this fall in Washington, a state that has a long history of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The 2022 NPA Annual Conference will take place Oct. 9-12 in Seattle.

Today, Washington is served by three organizations that sponsor PACE: Providence ElderPlace – Washington, International Community Health Services and MultiCare Health System.


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