9:45 am - 11:00 am
How to Get Started Creating Age and Dementia-Friendly Communities and Health Systems
Alice Bonner, PHD, RN, FAAN
Senior Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been a geriatric nurse practitioner caring for older adults and their families for over 30 years. She is currently a senior advisor with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. From 2015-2019, she served in the Baker Administration as secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
From 2011 to 2013, she served as director of the Division of Nursing Homes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Md. From 2009-2011, Bonner was the director of the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Bonner is an affiliate associate professor in the School of Nursing and a faculty associate in the Center for Health Policy at Northeastern University. Her research interests include policy development to promote quality and safety in health systems and community-based settings, elder abuse, falls prevention, improving dementia care and reducing unnecessary antipsychotic medication use, and improving care transitions.