☷Readout of White House Long Term Care Facility Leadership Summit
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Last week , the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy , along with senior Biden - Harris Administration officials , hosted the second Long - Term Care Facility Leadership Summit . They brought together leaders from national associations and organizations focused on protecting our seniors and providing quality care to residents of long - term care facilities . During the summit , participants discussed their commitment to ensuring older Americans have the information they need to protect themselves from COVID - 19 , flu , and RSV . These illnesses can cause serious problems for older people . They also talked about the challenges faced by long - term care facility leaders and how the Administration can continue to work with them to keep our elders healthy . They agreed to keep working together and make plans for the next respiratory season in 2024 - 2025 , based on what they learned from this season . Some of the Administration participants included Maj Gen ( ret ) Paul Friedrichs , MD , FACS , Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy , and Xavier Becerra , Secretary of the U . S . Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ) .
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