Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Jennie Chin Hanson

Jennie Chin Hansen is the immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and recent strategic advisor to the largest interprofessional membership organization of physicians (mainly geriatricians), nurse practitioners and other health professionals committed to the care of older adults with care complexity). In May, 2010, after six years on the national board, she completed her two year term as president of the 38 million member AARP during the heated period before the passage of the ACA. Prior service includes nearly 25 years with On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing integrated, globally financed and comprehensive medical and community-based services for frail older people in San Francisco. On Lok's groundbreaking global payment, integrated and coordinated service delivery became the prototype for the 1997 federal law that incorporated the Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) into the Medicare and Medicaid programs. PACE now operates in over 33 states. In 2011, Hansen completed a six-year term as a federal commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). 

She currently serves as Board Chair of the SCAN Foundation and board member of the SCAN Health Plan, Dignity Health System, the Altarum Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As of January 2017 she joined the board of the AHA’s Health, Research and Education Trust, and continues on committees on quality measures at both the National Quality Forum and National Committee of Quality Assurance. Since 2012, she has been appointed to the national Veteran’s Administration Advisory Committee on Geriatrics and Gerontology and serves at its Vice-Chair. She serves as a mentor to Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Fellow in the School of Medicine as well as contributes as an advisor to several start up companies. She has been awarded multiple national honors, including the 2015 PBS/Next Step 50 National Influencers in Aging, American Society on Aging Hall of Fame Award, The American Geriatrics Society’s David Solomon Award for Public Interest, the Geron Sanders Award from the Society of Emergency Medicine along with several alumni recognitions. She is a graduate of nursing from Boston College (including an honorary doctorate) and the University of California, San Francisco.