During this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Marguerite Ro and Representative Mia Gregerson will explore how data can influence advocacy and policy priorities, identify gaps in the existing knowledge base, and zero-in on the caregiving and basic needs of Washington’s older adults.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the caregiving and basic needs of Washingtonians over the age of 50.
  • Understand how data influences advocacy and policy priorities related to housing.
  • Identify gaps in the knowledge base that would benefit from additional research and evaluation.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners


Marguerite Ro
State Director, AARP Washington

Mia Gregerson
Washington State Representative, 33rd Legislative District

Discussion Questions

  • What demographic shifts are occurring that impact the provision of health and human services, including housing?
  • What strategies exist to address the need for affordable housing, particularly for older adults and their families?
  • What health impacts are associated with caregiving supports?


Continuing Education Credits

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.

Photo of a man and woman in front of a house, with the man holding the keys
Air Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
Violence and Injury Prevention
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Communication Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills