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Mousetrap on aging policy


Aging Policy

In addition to working in health policy, Oliver has expertise in aging policy and the intersection with policy issues beyond health such as income security, nutrition, and housing. Key experiences include serving as deputy staff director of the Senate Aging Committee, supervising the Hill experiences of Hartford Health and Aging Policy Fellows, and speaking domestically and internationally at aging law and policy events.


presenting at the 2nd icel in halifax, nova scotia

Oliver was selected to speak at the the 2nd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His presentation, "Trying & Dying: Are some wishes at the end of life better?" was featured on September 15, and an article based on this presentation was selected for publication in the Dalhousie Law Journal, a peer-reviewed academic journal of law published by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.


consulting on the 2015 white house conference on Aging

Oliver worked as a policy consultant on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, the once-a-decade national discussion on federal aging policy and the role of the federal government in improving the lives of older Americans. As part of his duties, he drafted a portion of the final report on income security, and he has presented and written on the impact of WHCOA.


analyzing end of life policies

Oliver has written and spoken on end-of-life policy debates in the American political system in the federal government and state legislatures. His analysis of the political debate over the right to try and a comparison of its history with the history of right-to-die policies was published in the Rutgers Journal of Bioethics and featured as part of the 30th anniversary of the Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Bioethics in Society.

In addition, he has worked with the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation on implementing advance care planning in health systems in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Oliver served as a co-writer of a white paper and a Health Affairs blog on CHRT's findings. Mousetrap also endorsed the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s community guide to advance care planning.