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Marin County age-friendly initiatives reshape lives, communities

posted Mon, Nov 26, 2018   by Marin Independent Journal

Sausalito took the top prize in a worldwide contest this year for its initiatives that help seniors stay in their homes. Along with Porto, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain, the World Health Organization and Grantmakers In Aging recognized Sausalito in the Innovation@Home contest which sought examples of housing models that can help people live longer and more safely in their communities.

Next Avenue: The Burgeoning Trend Of Age-Friendly States

posted Wed, Nov 21, 2018   by Next Avenue

This article from Next Avenue explores efforts to make entire states age-friendly -- work supported by GIA members such as Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, and others! "So far, New York, Massachusetts and Colorado have been granted the age-friendly state designation by AARP, joining AARP’s new Network of Age-Friendly States. Other states, such as New Hampshire, Rhode Island (which has the highest proportion of residents over 85), New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina and Oregon may follow."

GIA members form Civica RX nonprofit drug company

posted Mon, Nov 12, 2018   by Peterson Center on Healthcare

To address the critical risks posed to patients from chronic shortages and rising prices of life-saving generic medications, three national foundations committed $30 million to help establish Civica Rx, a new not-for-profit generic drug company. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation joined GIA members the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Gary and Mary West Foundation, each committing $10 million, joining seven large U.S. hospital systems representing approximately 500 U.S. hospitals as governing members of Civica Rx.

GIA has a new address

posted Wed, Nov 7, 2018

 

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