Last week, the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy, and senior Biden-Harris Administration officials hosted the second Long-Term Care Facility Leadership Summit, convening leaders from national associations and organizations focused on protecting our nations’ seniors and providing high-quality care to residents of long-term care facilities.
During the summit, which built on a previous convening in October, participants discussed their shared commitment to ensuring older Americans have the information needed to inform choices about how to protect themselves from three viruses – COVID-19, flu, and RSV. These illnesses are some of the leading causes of hospitalizations and other severe outcomes among older Americans. The convening also included a dialogue on the operational challenges which long-term care facility leaders have faced and how Administration officials can continue to partner with them to meet our shared goal of fewer elder Americans who become seriously ill. Senior Administration Officials and attendees agreed that they would continue their partnership and take proactive steps now to develop plans for the 2024-2025 respiratory season, guided by best practices and key takeaways learned from this season.
Administration Participants Included:
Maj Gen (ret) Paul Friedrichs, MD, FACS, Deputy Assistant to the President, Director of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy, The White House
Xavier Becerra, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)