Let’s Talk About Depression Among Older Adults

In October 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its one-year campaign, “Depression: Let’s Talk,” with the goal of encouraging more people with depression, in all countries, to seek help. According to WHO, “depression is the leading cause of ill...

Director's Corner: What's Next for Person-Centered Care?

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” – Winston Churchill, 1942 On the heels of the 7th anniversary of the signing of the...

Building a Bridge to Empowerment Across a Language Barrier

I recently had the privilege of joining partner advocates at the Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP) at a “house meeting” in the Providence community. RIOP staff have long used house meetings as a powerful organizing tool, gathering consumers in comfortable...

Eldercare Voices: Let’s Work Together To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN Editor's Note: This post, Let’s Work Together To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs, was originally published on the Health Affairs Blog, February 14, 2017. Copyright ©2017 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc....

Director's Corner: Bringing Health System Leaders Together to #ProtectInnovation

On Monday, March 6, our Center team hosted a briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that brought together the voices of leaders of innovative health systems. Titled “Too Much to Lose: Protecting Patients, Protecting Progress in Health...

Director's Corner: When Words Collide - Same Words, Very Different Meanings for Consumer-Centric Lexicon

For example, think about consumer or patient engagement, something we promote and implement in our work here at the Center. Our vision for consumer engagement regards patients as active partners in their care

What LGBT Seniors Stand to Lose in ACA Repeal

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults face many of the same health and aging challenges other older adults face, but more pronounced.

Eldercare Voices: Vulnerable Older Americans and Their Families Depend on the ACA and Medicaid

Gregg Warshaw, MD Proposals to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reduce funding for Medicaid will have a disproportionate impact on low-income older adults and their families. The median income for older adults in the U.S. is less than...

Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Placed in “Double Jeopardy” By Threats to Medicaid and Medicare

Beyond the unfolding rush to repeal the ACA, proposals in favor among Republican congressional leaders and the nominee for HHS Secretary, Rep. Tom Price, would permanently rework the structure and financing of Medicaid...
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