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Elder Care Policy Work

Below please find a collection of comments and submissions regarding elder care policy over the last 1-2 years.

White House Conference on Aging

On Monday, July 13, the Obama Administration will host the sixth White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) in Washington, DC.

JAMA: Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

Those lucky enough to grow old—including millions of Baby Boomers—face a health care system not designed to meet the real needs of very old people for continuity of care, community-based services, access to nutrition and transportation, and help for family caregivers.


MediCaring is the exciting idea that Americans can learn to build reliable, effective, and efficient arrangements for services to support one another when we face the serious chronic conditions associated with very old age or the last years of life — and that such a care system will be quite different from the one we have now.

Groundbreaking Study on Care Transitions Yields Substantial Results, JAMA Study Says

A recent study published in JAMA yields major results in terms of quality, cost, and patient experience.

Caregiver Corps: Tapping a Nation of Caring People

A Caregiver Corps could address important social issues, such as workforce development, economic security, intergenerational respect, skill-building, and national service.

Improving Life for the Oldest Among Us: Altarum Roundtable Highlights Options

Nearly 300 people participated in a September Altarum Roundtable, “Advanced Old Age in America: What Can We Count On?”

Commonwealth and Altarum: Working for Mary

The Altarum Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness is at the vanguard of improvement efforts, providing technical assistance and consulting services to programs nationwide as they work to improve care transitions—a move that would, in turn, result in fewer unnecessary hospitalizations, controlled costs, and better patient and family experiences.

QIO Infographic

An infographic depicting key findings from a study published in JAMA which reports on how 14 communities worked with their quality improvement organizations to improve care transitions among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

QIO Care Transitions Project

An overview of a study, published in JAMA, describing how quality improvement mechanisms can be applied to help communities interested in reducing hospital readmissions among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

Pharm 2 Pharm

For the University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Pharmacy, Altarum is tasked with guidance and coaching of a new care delivery model where community pharmacists become consulting pharmacist and development of a sustainment model once the CMMI grant is completed.

Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) Planning in San Diego, CA

Altarum serves as a consult with the HHSA Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) grant on the advisory board.

Caregivers Confronting the Care System

A roundtable on family caregiving and aging offers insights and action items about the lives and roles of family caregivers.

DCoE for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As a subcontractor to Deloitte, Altarum provides subject matter expertise in the form of physicians, psychologists, nurses and doctoral level researcher to DCoE component centers Deployment Health Clinical Center and Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, as well as the program management office.

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