James Pacala, MD, MS
University of Minnesota
Dr. James Pacala is currently a professor and associated head in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He has performed research and published extensively on models of care delivery to geriatric populations and innovative teaching methods. He is a past president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and is co-author of the AGS practice handbook, Geriatrics At Your Fingertips. Dr. Pacala currently chairs the UCare Board of Directors. In 2013, he was appointed to the 2013-14 Health and Aging Policy Fellowship.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The population of people aged 65 years and older is expected to grow from 43.1 million in 2012 to an estimated 83.7 million by 2050 in the United States. Older people are more likely to develop health conditions that require complex care, age-specific screening, assessment, and management strategies. However, primary care clinics within the United States are not yet prepared to meet these age-specific health care needs. The Age-Friendly Health System was introduced by the John A Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), American Hospital Association (AHA), and the…