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Conversations with Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)

The upcoming 2020 Census will shape policy-making and planning for the United States for the next ten years. An accurate count is essential to ensure equitable representation in Congress and adequate funding for programs and services that benefit older adults. People age 65 and older are considered a “hard-to-count” population. With funding from the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The New York Academy of Medicine has developed a toolkit for aging service providers and other organizations that work with older people to optimize their census participation. The toolkit provides an overview of the 2020 Census, shows how a mapping tool such as IMAGE:NYC, The Interactive Map of Aging can help target census outreach, and outlines specific strategies for engagement.

Join Grantmakers In Aging for an important conversation about efforts to ensure that older adults are counted in the Census and learn how you can use the toolkit in your own community.

Panelists:
Elana Kieffer, Program Officer, New York Academy of Medicine
Alyssa Kies, Policy Associate, New York Academy of Medicine
Julio Urbina, PhD, MPH, Vice-President, Director, Healthy Aging Program, The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Moderated by John Feather, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging

Thank you to The John A. Hartford Foundation for supporting this webinar.

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