The ASA Award is intended to create visibility for the field of aging, and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to aging-related research, administration or advocacy.
Nominees must be current ASA members and will be evaluated based on their contributions to aging-related service, including the impact their work has had on national policy or programs, and their professional reputation as a leader on aging issues.
The nomination period for this award is now closed.
CEO, LeadingAge California
Nationally, Handy played a key role in developing the prospective payment system under Medicare and the original Medicare hospice bene t. While serving on AARP’s national board, she helped pass the 2009 Health Care Reform bill. Currently, Handy leads the Pathways Collaborative in California, an effort to develop LTSS nancing for middle-income citizens.
In 1985, Handy founded what is now ASA’s Health and Aging Network, helping to recruit hospital profession- als into ASA. She served on ASA’s Board of Directors for two terms and was Chair from 2000 to 2002. A mentor in the ASA’s Leadership Academy, Handy also serves on the Generations Editorial Advisory Board and has presented programs at ASA’s annual conferences since 1986.
Joanne Handy was presented with the 2016 ASA Award at the 2016 Aging in America Conference in Washington DC.
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