“You Just Forge Ahead”: The Continuing Challenges of Disaster Preparedness and Response in Long-Term Care


Dr. Peterson has been featured in the January edition of GSA's Gerontology News publication. Pages 4-6 discusses Policy News. Dr. Peterson represented GSA at a focus group discussion in support of a study that Healthcare Ready is working on under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019. The purpose of this discussion was to collect information and insight on preparedness and response initiatives and needs from stakeholders who work with or advocate for older adult and assisted living populations.

For more information on disaster preparedness in long-term care, Dr. Peterson, along with Drs Dobbs, Hyer, and June, have published a paper that may be read here: https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab038

For access to GSA's Gerontology News, use this link: https://www.geron.org/publications/gerontology-news/previous-issues