January 29, 2024 12:00 pm Central

Register 1 CHES/MCHES Credit Available

Guest Panelists:

Deborah Lee, PhD, RN, NBC-HWC

Cathy A. Maxwell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Moderator: Paul Terry, PhD

Research findings indicate ageism and aging stigma impact health and well-being. How does this impact the workforce and how can we address this issue as a society and in the workplace? National efforts to address the negative effects of ageism include the “Reframing Aging” initiative, as well as the expansion of the field of geroscience, the field that approaches aging from a biological perspective. Awareness of these efforts among the healthcare workforce is a crucial starting point for a more proactive approach to aging and its ramifications.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe how ageism and aging stigma can impact health and well-being.
  2. Identify opportunities within the workplace to address ageism and aging stigma.
  3. Discuss initiatives to educate the healthcare workforce about a more proactive approach to aging.

Sponsored by Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours. Provider ID#101039



Deborah Lee, PhD, RN, NBC-HWC, is the NHC Chair of Excellence in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Mufreesboro. She is the founder and director of the MTSU Positive Aging Consortium, whose goals and priorities are focused on service, research, and education that support healthy aging practices. Deborah’s area of expertise is communication skills based in motivational interviewing, and she teaches the communication skills clinical rotation in the undergraduate nursing program. Deborah has practiced as a health and wellness coach since 2011. She is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and has been an instructor and mentor in the Duke and Vanderbilt Health Coaching Programs.

Cathy A. Maxwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She chairs the Vanderbilt Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence and serves on national advisory boards to promote best practices among professional organizations and policy advocates. Cathy’s research is directed at mitigating decline associated with aging and frailty. She has developed interventions to promote healthy aging among adults age 50+ and to assist healthcare providers in guiding older adults to take a more proactive role in managing their aging trajectories. Interventions include a booklet titled, Aging: Important Things to Know, the AFRESH health and wellness program, and most recently, a video series titled, How to Slow Down Aging Through Mitochondrial Fitness.

Moderator: Paul Terry, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at HERO where he collaborates with HERO members and national experts in planning learning events and supports the HERO team in organizing the annual forum, think tanks and webinars. He preceded Karen Moseley as HERO’s president. Paul is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion and is a Past-President of the Minnesota Public Health Association. He serves on advisory councils for The National Academy of Sciences, the American Heart Association, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prevention programs that Paul developed won the C. Everett Koop National Health Award. He earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota and his master’s from Minnesota State University at Mankato where he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award.

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