Capping Medicaid: Lost Home Care Jobs Would Increase the Burden on Family Caregivers

Both the House-passed version of ACA repeal legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the Senate’s version currently under deliberation – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – include a particularly debilitating change: a per capita cap system of...

Eldercare Voices: Understanding the Unique Health Needs and Vulnerabilities of LGBT Older Adults

David Griffith Why should providers in the medical and social services spheres care about the sexual orientations and gender identities of the older adults they serve? Despite the progress we’ve seen around LGBT acceptance over the past several years, many...

GOP Health Care Bill is a Step Backwards on the Path to Better Care

Take a moment to imagine that someone you love, maybe an aging parent or grandparent, was just released from the hospital after an illness. What kind of care would you want them to receive? Would you want them to be...

Eldercare Voices: The Assault on Medicaid Funding Puts Long-Term Services and Supports of Millions at Risk

Katie Smith Sloan At age 76, Lena Jones (not her real name) came to Tabitha Village, a HUD-subsidized independent living community in Lincoln, Nebraska. After her husband passed away, she was able to live independently. But over several years, Lena’s...

Eldercare Voices: Raising Family Caregivers’ Voices in Older Americans Month and Beyond

On this last day of Older Americans Month 2017, organized by the Administration on Community Living with the theme “Age Out Loud,” we are honored to highlight the year-round contributions of family caregivers. Sharon Hall I never intended to be a family...

#Aging Out Loud…From Generation to Generation

During this Older Americans Month, we want to pay tribute to a leader with whom many Health Policy Hub readers may not be familiar: Nelson Cruikshank.

“We Don’t Just Take It, We Take Charge!”– Celebrating Older Americans Month

It’s May, and that means it’s Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Age Out Loud, chosen “…to give aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.” Older Americans are a group that...

Director's Corner: What’s the Latest Evidence on Patient Engagement by Primary Care Practices?

Here at the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we hold the core belief that the voices of consumers are essential for making our health care system better: easier to navigate, more user-friendly and more effective at addressing the...

Doing the Opposite

The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative (MCHI) has been working for the past two years to create the Maryland Faith Health Network, a pilot project with the LifeBridge Health system.
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