Americans are living longer–by 2060 the number of Americans over 65 will double, making up nearly a quarter of the population. While rising life expectancy marks a major achievement for the health care system, policymakers and stakeholders must work to build a health care infrastructure to support longer lives. During this summit, panelists explored how we can reframe the conversation around aging in America and discussed opportunities to improve health outcomes for older adults. Speakers discussed innovative payment models and approaches to integrating non-medical needs into those models as well as upcoming policy and regulatory priorities.
The Alliance for Health Policy was delighted to have Preeti N. Malani, M.D., MSJ, as our keynote speaker for the summit on Aging in America.
Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, is the chief health officer and a professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan. She is the director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging based at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Health Policy and Innovation. By tapping into the perspectives of older adults and their caregivers, the National Poll on Healthy Aging helps inform the public, health care providers, policymakers, and senior advocates on issues related to health, health care and health policy affecting Americans 50 years of age and older.
As chief health officer, Dr. Malani serves as an adviser to the University’s president on matters of health and wellness for the university community, including disease management, public health preparedness and promotion of healthy practices and climate on all three campuses.
Dr. Malani is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She received her M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she completed a master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan where she also received a master’s degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. Dr. Malani completed fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University.