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We’re joined today by two experts from the Association of State and Territory Health Officials (ASTHO): Lisa Waddell, MD, MPH, the Chief Program Officer of Community Health and Prevention; and Elizabeth Walker Romero, the Senior Director of Health Improvement. Also joining us is the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, as well as Dave Balch, caregiving expert and author of Cancer for Two.
Thanks for being with us. We’re going to get to questions from readers in just a moment, but first wanted to get a little bit of context from you, Lisa. I know that caregivers – some of whom may be joining this chat with us today – can often feel isolated in their circumstances, but in fact, they are far from alone, are they? We’re hearing more and more about caregiving these days – why is that?
Many of my colleagues have parents who should no longer be living alone but are being stubborn about change. What advice do you have?