In the News

May 14 2019

Forbes: How To Help Middle-Income Seniors Pay For Their Long-Term Care Needs

“That leaves a public insurance program of some kind. A few years ago, the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative proposed a catastrophic program, where government would pick up some costs of long-term care after someone had covered their own needs for the first couple of years. More recently, policy analysts Marc Cohen and Judy Feder suggested the same concept, expect that lower-income people would be responsible for shorter period of care and government coverage would kick in sooner.”

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May 14 2019

The New York Times: Many Americans Will Need Long-Term Care. Most Won’t be Able to Afford It.

“Mr. Gleckman looked into housing equity as a member of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative, a group of policy experts. “In places like New York or D.C., you might think of a middle income house as worth close to a million bucks,” he said. “In a lot of the country, the value of the house is $150,000.”

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May 2 2019 “State of the Region: Businesses urged to provide role models”

“Several years ago, he [Stephan Turnipseed] and 27 fellow members of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution asked themselves to imagine an educational system that was not based on the current model. The panel concluded that there needs to be a paradigm shift to center on the learner.”

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May 2 2019

The Peace Building Podcast: “Finding Common Ground in the Belly of the Beast”

Susan Coleman interviews Rob Fersh to explore the best ways to build common ground and consensus in diverse groups.

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May 1 2019

Bridge Alliance blog: “Convene, Convey, Converge: Ten Years of Bringing Unlikely Allies Together”

“In April 2009, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution was founded to address a missing capacity in Washington. Convergence created an opportunity for people who disagree on major issues but wanted to solve problems to sit down, build relationships, and work together. As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we now have a track record that marks our place among bridge building organizations. In recognition of this important milestone, we share some lessons learned that could inform others engaged in similar work.”

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Apr 22 2019

Workforce Central: “Uplifting Low-Wage Workers”

Russell Krumnow, Director of Working Up, and Lisa Schumacher, Director of Education Strategies at McDonald’s Corporation, join the program to discuss how to close the education gap for low-wage workers. Discover how Convergence is creating dialogues between stakeholders with differing views, and how they are coming together to break down barriers for workers.

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Apr 12 2019

JAMS Honors Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

IRVINE – The JAMS Foundation’s 11th Annual Warren Knight Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, along with a $25,000 grant, at the American Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Spring Conference today in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award recognizes the work that Convergence has done utilizing collaborative problem solving to find solutions to the nation’s toughest problems.”

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