People with Complex Health Needs Facing a Step Back into the Dark Ages with ACA Repeal

Here's why Republican threats to repeal the ACA should be worrisome to consumers with complex needs and to their providers, caregivers, advocates and collaborators...

Gathering Light: Year-End Reflections

This final 2016 edition of Health Innovation Highlights comes to you on the Winter Solstice. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today we experience the inflection point from the days getting shorter, to the gift of a few...

Webinar on Aging in Place for Older Adults Shares Promising Models

On December 1, Community Catalyst hosted the third webinar in its series on Health and Housing – “Aging in Place: Housing and Health Integration for Low-Income and Chronically Ill Seniors.” Two resources are now available – both a recording of...

2016 Election Fallout: The Looming Threat to People with Disabilities

This is the first blog in a series to highlight the dangers of the repealing the Affordable Care Act. Multiple times a week, Community Catalyst will highlight a different constituency to draw attention to the benefits the ACA has afforded them.

Shaking the Post-Election Magic 8-Ball for Health Innovation

I spent the Wednesday after election day in my primary care clinic and found myself incredibly grateful to be immersed in clinical work. Caring for people who are facing tough circumstances like the functional declines of old age, cancer treatment,...

NEMT: Stalled in the Breakdown Lane

Let me tell you about a consumer I’ll call Marie. Marie lives in California and has End-Stage Renal Disease. She needs to get to a clinic three times a week for dialysis. Marie doesn’t have a car or any family...

Asking the Right Questions to Foster Happy, Healthy and Independent Aging

In late October, we attended the Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island’s Ninth Annual Senior Conference in Warwick. The theme was “Aging in Community: What’s Next?” We met older adults in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s who were engaged...

Pioneering Person-Centered Models Look to Serve LGBT Older Adults

On October 22, the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation hosted a webinar in collaboration with Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) that shared information about the unique needs and concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT)...

Eldercare Voices: It’s Time to Implement a National Family Caregiver Strategy

Carol A. Rodat It has been said that we either have been, are currently, or will be a family caregiver at some point in time. Family caregivers – those who are providing some form of support to a family member, partner,...
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