Each year SSC convenes people from the silos, systems, organizations and communities that touch older people in our county. Our Making the Difference conferences explore emerging issues, illuminate challenges that we need to tackle together, and spark collaborative solutions.

2023 conference

Making the Difference: Striving for Equity at the Intersection of Health, Housing and Long-Term Care

At our February 24 conference, we confronted the impact of systemic discrimination that results in unnecessary institutionalization and poorer outcomes for older people of color in Alameda County.  We explored the challenges of addressing these inequities, and the opportunities to rewrite the script so that all older people have access to the supports they need to live at home and have optimal health and life outcomes. For a pdf flyer of the event, click here.


Keynote Conversation: What does Equity Have to do with Aging in Community?

Panel I: The Power of Community-Based Approaches 

Panel II: New Populations of Focus in CalAIM – Long Term Care Residents and Those at Risk of Institutionalization

  • Amy Stevenson, DNP – Clinical Manager Enhanced Case Management
  • AJ Dixon, RN – Senior Program Manager, State Directed Programs=
  • Moderator: Steve O’Brien, MD – Chief Medical Officer, Alameda Alliance for Health

Panel III: Making it Real – Changing the Trajectory for At-Risk Older Adults


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2020/21 Making The Difference: Taking Stock of the Aging Policy Landscape in 2021
2019 Making The Difference: Leveraging Social Determinants.
2018 Making The Difference: Opening Doors for Older Adults in Alameda County
2017 Making The Difference: Systems Change to Social Movement
2016 Making The Difference: Improving Outcomes for Older Adults
2015 Making The Difference: Creating Age-Friendly Institutions & Community in Alameda County
2014 Making The Difference: Community Supports and Health for Older Adults in Alameda County.