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We live in a country of neighborhoods. Our geographic neighborhoods often bond around a common ethnicity, a religion, similar economic status, or a group of occupations or employers. In large cities, perhaps it’s a school district. Across urban, suburban and rural areas, these factors that identify neighborhoods and communities are part of what helps us define where we live. This is particularly true of many frail elders and people with disabilities who often manage their daily needs with help from informal networks of individuals living nearby. A new initiative, funded by the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL), will create a formal network of volunteers ready to provide supports at the community level.
How do we harness the energies of states to take big leaps forward in key areas of housing supports, transportation supports, workforce supports, family caregiver supports, and employment supports for individuals with disabilities? We need policy that motivates members of Congress to organize funding and a framework to help make infrastructure investment a reality.
Low-income children are five times more likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay compared to children with greater means, leading to suffering in adolescence and long-term health problems that can be easily prevented.
The eldercare crisis is among the top policy challenges facing the nation, yet the scope of the response to the crisis continues to fall short, even though the health and well-being of millions of Americans are at stake. What can states and their partners do to change this?
Continuing education is central to improving quality of health care while lowering costs. That’s why we've launched a nationally accredited continuing education initiative that offers MOC Part IV programs that lead to system-wide change.
Now that the health care sector is focusing on social determinants of health (SDOH) in older adults and actively pursuing partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet a surging demand for supportive services, it’s an excellent time to ask: What do we already know from key demonstration programs in this space?
New analysis by Altarum published in Health Affairs shows that seven and thirty-day unplanned readmission rates in the Military Health System (MHS) have fallen in the last eight years amid ongoing efforts by MHS to improve quality of care.
More than 650,000 Michiganders with a mental illness and over 500,000 with a substance use disorder fail to receive any treatment for their conditions, according to a new study by Altarum, which examined access to behavioral health services in Michigan by payer type.