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"The symposium will be only the starting point of what many are recognizing as continued future collaborative work." Carmen Bowman, The Environmental Side of the Culture Change Movement  (Pre-symposium Background Paper)

Click here to view the recommendations provided by the esteemed panel of experts from Day Two of the symposium provided the foundation for follow-up efforts. Recommendation focus areas included the following topics: 

  • CMS Federal Regulations/Issues
  • State Issues
  • Life Safety Code
  • Research and Funding
  • Federal and State Reimbursement Policy Issues

The response to the symposium strengthened the foundation for each of these recommendation topics by opening once closed doors, creating opportunities for lasting partnerships, and taking substantive action steps to move this work forward. Noteworthy outcomes from symposium responses encapsulate significant progress in each of the focus areas. Click on the follow-up activities below to read more and please check back for updates and exciting new follow-up projects. 

CMS/Pioneer Network Pre-conference Session at AAHSA Annual Conference 

CMS/AHFSA/Pioneer Network Pre-conference Session at AHFSA Annual Conference

Pioneer Network Pre-conference Intensive - "A Call to Action for State Culture Change Coalitions" 

National Long-Term Care Life Safety Task Force

Revisions to Interpretive Guidelines