Rubber, Meet Road: Consumer Engagement in Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organization Program

At a meeting of Community Advisory Council members engaged with Orgeon's Coordinated Care Programs (CCOs),many lessons on how the potential of these bodies can be realized through effective implementation.

Lifting Up Older Adult Voices for Advocacy

In this Video Blog, Pennsylvania volunteer consumer leader Debbie McCarthy-Arnone discusses the power that older adults can have when they acquire advocacy skills that can help them speak up to improve programs that serve them.

Eldercare Voices: Health and Aging Policy Fellows - Training Future Leaders to Address Health Care Needs of Older Americans

In its eleventh year, the Health and Aging Fellowship Program has had 128 Fellows to date, and is accepting applications through April 15 for the 2019-2020 program year.

Director's Corner: Remembering Rob

Here at Community Catalyst, it was Rob’s vision that made the Center possible. He was always encouraging us to look ahead, think about what was around the corner and plan for that future.

Screening for Social Needs: How Medicaid Can Address Social Determinants of Health

Several states are in the beginning stages of allowing their Medicaid program to deliver care to patients in ways that address their health-related social needs.

Five Takeaways from the New Evaluations of the Financial Alignment Initiative

In late November, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) released long-awaited evaluation reports for five states participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) – first evaluation reports for California, Illinois and Ohio, and second annual reports for Minnesota and Washington. California,...

Eldercare Voices: When Person-Centered Services Stop at My Mother's Nursing Home Door

Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, MPH, Ph.D. What can a daughter do when her mother's reality – a nursing home with no person-centered care in sight – presents a stark contrast to her own work devoted to making person-centered services available to all?...

Director's Corner: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees?

Last Wednesday, the Center was honored to host “The Dual Imperative: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees” in Washington, D.C. to discuss improving care for the 11 million people enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. This population includes older adults, people...

Innovation Continues, For Better or Worse, Despite Congressional Gridlock

“Public Expects Gridlock” is the headline to a summary of survey findings about what voters expect out of Washington post-midterm elections. The Democrats control the House, Republicans control the Senate and not much of anything will get done inside the...
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