Every year, we hold important events such as Conversation With Elected Officials, Advocacy Day, our Call to Action annual meeting, panel discussions and strategic planning meetings. Of significant note are a symposium and seminars that have provided valuable insights and powerful strategies regarding policy and how to navigate new legislation.
Friday October 30, 2015
“Who Cares? The Economics of Caregiving,” a day-long symposium, was held Friday, October 30, 2015 at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA. Attended by caregivers, employers, legislators and advocates, this symposium was hosted by the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition, A Woman’s Place, The Women’s Center of Montgomery County, Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, Aging and Adult Services of Montgomery County and the Bucks-Mont Collaborative. The Symposium, the first ever of its kind in Pennsylvania, brought together more than 200 people who provided insights into the economic burdens borne by caregivers, and stimulated solutions and reforms for an improved economic support system in the Commonwealth. A final report, authored by Felicity Skidmore, was issued and can be downloaded here: “Who Cares? The Economics of Caregiving.”
September 13, 2013
It was standing room only at the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition’s two seminars on the Affordable Care Act – ACA (ObamaCare) Rollout: What Every Agency and Professional Needs to Know. This powerhouse seminar was co-sponsored by BCWAC, the Bucks County Health Improvement Project, St. Mary Medical Center, and the Bucks Women Initiative of United Way of Bucks County.