Building Sustainable Fundraising Strategies During the COVID Era

At the Center, we are committed to helping advocates in finding sustainable funding for their goals. We work continually with our partners to grow their fundraising capacity through our Technical Assistance (TA).

New Year, Newly Improved Medicaid Program – NEMT Strengthened in Year-End Omnibus/Relief Bill

The year-end omnibus appropriations/COVID-19 relief funding bill has come under a lot of scrutiny for being too little, too late. However, there is one silver lining that the health care advocacy community is excited about – the codification of non-emergency...

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Rhode Island Organizing Project

The Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP) has been engaged in community organizing since 1993. Ray Gagne is executive director of RIOP and Marjorie Waters is a longtime community organizer with the organization.

Community Leaders: Essential to Organizing for Change

Relationship building is at the heart of organizing. In particular, building relationships with people on the ground who care about their communities and are impacted by issues is essential to making meaningful change.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Sherman Pines

Eldercare Voices is an occasional feature of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Health Innovation Highlights, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery or support to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This post is part of a...

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Gwendolyn Graddy, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Graddy is currently the Chief Medical Officer for PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Southeast Michigan.

We Can Keep Building: Advocacy and Organizing in the Midst of a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that in times of crisis, advocacy built on strong grassroots support and consumer participation can still serve as a mechanism to push all our systems to be more responsive to the needs of the community.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Nancy Wilson, MSW

Nancy is a gerontological social worker with over four decades of professional work and leadership in advancing interdisciplinary models of integrated community-based service delivery to elders and families coping with chronic illness.

Alone but Resilient: What We’re Learning About Social Isolation Among Older Adults Amidst the Pandemic

Even before the pandemic began, social isolation and loneliness were widespread among older adults. Approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling Americans aged 65 and older were considered to be socially isolated.