The COVID-19 pandemic presented an extraordinary challenge for older adults and their caregivers, who faced increased responsibilities and new stresses navigating the public health emergency. In January 2021, the CDC Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago released a study examining the physical and mental well-being of community-dwelling older adults and their informal or […]
Maimonides Medical Center, a regional leader in the use of health IT to improve patient care and coordination, wanted to help ensure geriatric patients could access medical information through the hospital’s Electronic Health Record system.
In 2007, the nonprofit ACRIA was funded by the New York City Council and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop a citywide program that included training and technical assistance to aging services and healthcare providers on topics such as HIV awareness and prevention education for older adults. ACRIA knew that previous attempts […]
Social isolation affects at least one in five older Americans, increasing health risks and driving up healthcare costs. Seeking “upstream” program interventions that could increase social connection and improve other social determinants of health, the Humana Foundation issued a nationwide call for innovative solutions that would target residents in one or more of the seventeen […]