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Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
September 29, 2009

Inthe next decade the annual growth rate of older workers is anticipatedto be four times greater than the rest of the workforce which hasprofound implications in the direct care professions – as agingpatients will be cared for by an aging workforce! That was the focus of“Older Healthcare Workers: Addressing Health and Safety Challenges onthe Job,”a conference in Chicago co-hosted by Health &Medicine Policy Research Group and the Great Lakes Centers forOccupational and Environmental Safety and Health of the School ofPublic Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Speakers included:Michael Gelder, Senior Advisor on Health Policy from the Office ofGovernor Pat Quinn; Robert Wordlaw from the Chicago Jobs Council; RobynGolden from Rush University Medical Center, Older Adult Programs;Martha Holstein & Margie Schaps of Health & Medicine’s Centerfor Long Term Care Reform; Marsha Love, Naoko Muramatsu and JosephZanoni from the School of Public Health.

To view materials from this Conference on Older Health care Workers use this link or view our Special Page on Long Term Care (center column).