Innovations Yield Valuable Evidence to Better Meet Consumer Needs

The evaluation briefs discuss beneficiary experience in the FAI overall, early findings on care coordination (which is the foundation of the FAI) and special populations enrolled in two of the early demonstrations.

Eldercare Voices: Home Care Workers on the Interdisciplinary Care Team: A Win for Consumers and Clinicians

Corinne Eldridge Home care workers play a critical role in keeping older adults and people with disabilities healthy in the comfort of their own home. Home care workers are in the unique and pivotal position of spending many hours with...

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.
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