Policies to Transform Primary Care: The Gateway to Better Health and Health Care

This report and the accompanying one pager gives advocates several federal and state-level avenues for pursuing primary care reform as a proactive means of addressing poor health outcomes for consumers and high costs for all.

Portrait Gallery of Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

Eleven million Americans rely on both Medicare and Medicaid for their health. This gallery shares portraits and brief quotes of 22 individuals who share some words about what having Medicare and Medicaid coverage means to them.

The Dual Imperative: Resources and Video from Nov. 28, 2018 Symposium

Center Launches Two New Resources On Community Benefit

Federal community benefit requirements for non-profit hospitals present a key opportunity for hospitals and health systems, public health...

OUR IMPACT: Consumer Voices for Innovation

Care That Works: SASH

The third brief in our “Care That Works” series profiles the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program, that coordinates coordinates social services and health providers with nonprofit housing organizations to support Vermonters living independently.

Case Study of the One Care Implementation Council

The Center and the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston jointly funded this case study review of the One Care Implementation Council.

Consumer Voices for Innovation Grant Program Evaluation Year 1 - Interim Report

The CVI grant program is in its second year of funding to consumer health advocacy organizations in five states for grassroots organizing activities in low-income communities, communities of color and/or among older adults and people with disabilities.

WEBINAR: The Way Forward - Organizing Seniors to Protect Health Care

Senior voices are critical in building a health safety net. This webinar explores the history of senior activism and with midterms looming, Medicaid and other safety net programs in jeopardy, it presents strategies for senior organizing today.

VIDEO: Advocacy Saves Lives: Housing as Health

"Advocacy Saves Lives: Housing as Health" showcases how our work with the Pennsylvania Health Action Network (PHAN) helped...

Care That Works: GRACE

The second brief in our “Care That Works” series profiles the Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders program (GRACE) developed and implemented more than a decade ago by the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Center for Aging Research.

A New Public-Private Partnership: Catastrophic Public and Front-End Private LTC Insurance

This paper co-produced by the Leading Age LTSS Center at UMass Boston and the Urban Institute proposes combining public catastrophic insurance with gap-filling private LTSS insurance to promote comprehensive insurance protection for middle income people.

Care That Works: PACE

The first brief in our “Care That Works” series shares an overview of the ground-breaking Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the story of a current PACE participant in Michigan, Mr. Clarence Semmes.

VIDEO: Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults

 "The Main Thing: Respect" LGBTQ Older Adults Discuss The Importance of Cultural Competence in Health Care This video,...

Strengthening Advocacy Organizations by Adding Service Delivery

This resource describes benefits, risks and important steps for advocacy organizations considering such a move.

Five Ways Medicaid Is Making Health Care Better

This fact sheet shares five ways the Medicaid program is helping to improve the health care system, in addition to helping more than 74 million people, including children, older adults and people with disabilities access the care they need.

Capping Medicaid: How Per Capita Caps Would Affect Long-Term Services & Supports and Home Care Jobs

A new report released jointly by the Center and LeadingAge discusses factors that would reduce states’ abilities to provide LTSS in a per capita cap system and the impacts of such a system on the labor force that provides home-based care.

Special Needs Plans: Focusing on Social Determinants of Health Among Duals

This report jointly produced by the Center and the SNP Alliance examines how two special needs health plans are responding to social determinants of health to improve health outcomes for people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Financial Alignment Demonstrations Update: Summary of Three Briefs on Evaluation Findings, March 2017

This resource provides a summary of three evaluation briefs on the Financial Alignment Demonstrations recently published by the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.

Experiences of Consumers with Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs: Insights from Dual Eligible Enrollees in Massachusetts and Ohio

The Center in collaboration with Lake Research Partners conducted focus groups in 2015 and 2016 in Ohio and Massachusetts with dually eligible consumers enrolled in health plans providing managed LTSS through their state demonstration.

Impact of Medicaid Per Capita Caps on Long Term Services and Supports

This issue brief examines the harmful effects on Long Term Services and Supports of House Republican proposals to fundamentally alter the financing of the Medicaid program from a federal-state partnership to a per capita cap program.

Recommendations to Improve Consumer Engagement in Quality Measurement

This companion resource to the report "Engaging Consumers in the Quality Measurement Enterprise" summarizes the recommendations identified in the report, both for quality measurement leaders and for consumer advocates.

Consumer Engagement in the Quality Measurement Enterprise

The Center co-authored with the RAND Corporation: Engaging Consumers in the Quality Measurement Enterprise. This report was informed by our network of state-based consumer advocates.

Bringing Independence Home: Housing-Related Provisions Under Medicaid 1915(c) HCBS Waivers

This issue brief from the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation analyzes housing services provided under 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waivers.

Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: An Overlooked Lifeline for Older Adults

This issue brief, jointly released by Justice in Aging and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, explores challenges to accessing Medicaid's NEMT benefit and shares a series of recommendations that would improve the service.

Consumer Engagement in Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: A Review of Practices in Six States

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation evaluated progress on consumer engagement six states with Medicaid ACO programs: Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon and Vermont.

Consumer Policy Platform for Health System Transformation

This document frames and expands upon the six policy priorities that are at the heart of our work at the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation.

The Path to a People-Centered Health System: Next Generation Consumer Health Advocacy

This report is a starting point for the next generation of consumer health advocacy that equips consumer advocates to take on the challenges and opportunities of transforming our health system.

Trusted Voices: The Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Transformation

This issue brief discusses the potential of Community Health Workers to play a critical role in efforts to improve quality of care for diverse populations and address drivers of health care costs.

Key Consumer Provisions in the Dual Demonstrations: Findings from a Survey of ACAP Plans

This report on a survey conducted by Community Catalyst and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) recommends 15 policy and operational changes to improve the financial alignment demonstration for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.