Henry Claypool and Julian Harris, MD with Mary Geary, Director of The Boston Home Institute (l) and Marva Serotkin, CEO of The Boston Home (r)
Dorchester, MA, September 18, 2012 -Henry Claypool, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health & Human Services was the featured speaker at The Boston Home Institute's 2012 Open House on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Mr. Claypool was introduced by Dr. Julian Harris, Medicaid Director, Office of Medicaid, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
spoke about the evolution of Federal policy and funding for people living with disabilities to an audience of medical professionals and healthcare policy leaders.
Residents of The Boston Home
and participants in its day wellness program also attended the program.
talk, Mr. Claypool
visited The Boston Home's new Wheelchair Enhancement Center.
"Henry Claypool is at the epicenter of developing new models of care for people with disabilities," said Marva Serotkin, President and CEO of The Boston Home.
Henry Claypool serves in the dual roles of Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration for Community Living, and a member of the HHS Secretary's senior staff as Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Disability Policy.
Previously Mr. Claypool served as Director of HHS Office on Disability, where he oversaw the implementation of all HHS programs and initiatives pertaining to Americans with disabilities.
has 25 years of experience developing and implementing disability policy at the federal, state, and local levels, and he
has personal experience with the nation's health care system from the perspective of an individual that has relied on Medicare, Medicaid Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for support due to disability.