Dilworth-Anderson selected by Bush to offer guidance for upcoming White House Conference on Aging

May 19, 2005
CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health policy and administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, has been selected by President George W. Bush to serve as one of the 22 members of the bi-partisan advisory committee to the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA). The role of the WHCoA advisory committee is to advise the policy committee on the content and direction of the WHCoA, and contribute to the development of resolutions and background materials for the delegates.Dilworth- Anderson is also director of the Center for Aging and Diversity within the UNC Institute on Aging. Her research interests include minority aging, family caregiving and aging, health disparities, dementia and caregiving and long-term care.

“We’re very proud that Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has been selected for this role,” said Margaret B. Dardess, interim dean of the School of Public Health. “Her expertise in pressing issues of aging, combined with her exceptional commitment to public health, makes her an excellent choice. She will be a great asset to the President and to the Conference on Aging Policy Committee.”

The 2005 White House Conference on Aging will be held Dec. 11-14, 2005, in Washington, D.C. Such conferences are held about every 10 years to develop recommendations for the President and Congress on issues, policy and research in the field of aging. The 2005 White House Conference on Aging occurs as the first wave of the baby boom generation prepares for retirement, creating an important opportunity to creatively assess aging in America and improve the lives of older Americans.

For more information, please visit www.whcoa.gov.

For further information please contact Ramona DuBose by email at ramona_dubose@unc.edu