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Oct 72020

    On Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday Oct. 8, AARP’s fall conference will bring together a roster of premier leaders and experts to discuss proposed solutions and ideas to achieve health and wealth equity.

    We know the world has changed significantly in 2020. First, a pandemic that has infected more than 6 million Americans and a rising death toll in the hundreds of thousands, which has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Along with the pandemic came the biggest economic shock, with GDP falling at a 32.9% annual rate—the deepest decline since record-keeping began in 1947. And if things could not get any worse, the recent spate of incidents of racial violence has rocked our nation to our core.

    In response to these crises, AARP & the Social Innovation Summit teamed up over the summer on a digital event series to examine solutions to address and build equity as we rebuilt and recovered from the pandemic. Now I am thrilled to extend to you this personal invitation to virtually attend their culminating conference, “Moving Forward: Reimagining How We Invest in Health, Wealth & Aging” on October 7th and 8th.

    This conference will serve to challenge and rethink current systems and structures in light of COVID-19, leverage innovation and reimagine a future that ensures people at every life stage have the opportunity to make the most of a longer and healthier life. Our event builds upon AARP’s long history of working to address racial injustice and disparities, epitomized now by current efforts to address the impact of inequities in health and wealth through the lens of COVID-19. The roster of premier speakers will focus on proposed solutions and ideas to achieve health and wealth equity.

    You are cordially invited to attend. Program highlights and registration details are as follows:


    October 7-8 | 11:00am – 1:30pm ET
    Virtual Summit Registration: Register Here

    All people should have access to a longer, healthier and more productive life. But we cannot fully achieve this mission if living longer remains a privilege for some. Closing the disparities gap requires a new way of thinking and acknowledging the interconnectedness of our systems to confront inequities in access to the health and financial supports that drive longevity outcomes. As the world rebuilds from the global pandemic, bold ideas, innovative solutions and smart choices are critical to eradicating the entrenched disparities and inequality that for generations have obstructed opportunity and inhibited the ability to live longer, healthier lives.


    Confirmed speakers:

    • Jean Accius, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP
    • Staci Alexander, Director, Thought Leadership, AARP
    • Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, Founder & Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
    • T. Morgan Dixon, Founder & CEO, GirlTrek
    • Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
    • Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker & Founder, ARRAY
    • Carina Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Quil
    • Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Co-Founder, Partners In Health; Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard Medical School
    • Donna Gambrell, President & CEO, Appalachian Community Capital
    • Ian Hartman-O’Connell, Director, Policy Integration, AARP
    • Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, AARP
    • Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
    • Marcus Johnson, Award-Winning Musician, Entrepreneur, Winemaker and Author
    • Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, PhD, MPH, Family Physician, Epidemiologist, and Past President, American Public Health Association
    • Edna Kane-Williams, SVP, Multicultural Leadership, AARP
    • Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President, Thomas Jefferson University; CEO, Jefferson Health
    • Paul Leon, Founder, President & CEO, Illumination Foundation
    • Richard Lui, MSNBC News Anchor and Journalist, Caregiver
    • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association (AMA)
    • General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Secretary of State (2001-2005)
    • Ida Rademacher, Vice President, Aspen Institute and Executive Director, Aspen Financial Security Program
    • Elaine M. Ryan, MPA, Vice President of State Advocacy, AARP
    • Rajiv J. Shah, MD, President, Rockefeller Foundation
    • Erwin J. Tan, MD, Director, Thought Leadership Health, AARP
    • Rick Wade, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    • Debra Whitman, PhD, Executive Vice President & Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP


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