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Prepared by Meals on Wheels America and Quantified Ventures. Developed with the support of Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Pay for Success Initiative and The Social Innovation Fund. In 2017, Meals on Wheels America and Quantified Ventures embarked on a new initiative with a large healthcare company via its national Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. This presented an important opportunity for Meals on Wheels America to scale its service delivery to homebound seniors, and for the MA plan to develop a new home-delivered meal benefit in conjunction with other supportive services for its enrollees. This white paper examines key issues that are likely to influence the ability of other community-based organizations (CBOs) to effectively partner with health plans or health systems to finance innovation and enhanced service delivery.

Source: Meals on Wheels America and Quantified Ventures   March 2019

Age-friendly housing

Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. This webinar, hosted by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), will feature representatives from the organizations recognized in the Innovation @ Home contest (co-sponsored by WHO and GIA) and…

Introducing the Blueprint for Complex Care

Healthcare innovators across the country are pioneering new approaches to provide better care at lower cost for people with complex health and social needs. Advancing the field of complex care and dramatically improving care delivery for the nation’s most vulnerable patients, however, cannot be achieved by one organization alone. The recently released …

Integrating Nurses into Complex Care Teams

Integrating Nurses into Complex Care Teams. Join the Better Care Playbook for this webinar with moderator Kathy Duncan, RN, Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania School of…

From FrameWorks to Ground Work

If you work on behalf of older people, you know it can be difficult to have your message resonate with your audience. In 2015, Grantmakers In Aging partnered with seven national aging-focused organizations to commission ReFraming Aging. With the support of visionary funders, and working with the MacArthur Foundation award-winning FrameWorks Institute, the coalition released a…

Conference Presentations 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Finding What Works and Making it Work in Your Community Presenters: Matt D'Amico, Shally Iyer, Peggy Pico, Lesley Steinman  Using Photovoice as a Tool to Engage Communities of Color and Language Minorities for Healthy Aging Anna Adachi-Mejia, Kelly…

The Power of Connection: Reversing Social Isolation in Rural America

This report from Tivity Health examines the public health crisis posed by social isolation in the lives of older adults, particularly those living in rural places. Social isolation--a condition defined by the lack of meaningful relationships or social engagement and exacerbated by various physical and societal factors--is now recognized as actively dangerous to health and well-being. It can raise the risk of premature death by almost 30 percent, is as harmful as obesity or physical inactivity, and is a demonstrated risk factor in its own right. The report captures proceedings and policy recommendations from the Tivity Health 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging.

Source: Tivity Health   December 2018

Immigrant and Refugee Older Adults

Authored by Marta Pereyra, Coalition of Limited English-Speaking Elderly (CLESE) Overview Older immigrants in America face many challenges in maintaining their independence, economic security and active relations with their friends and families. Older adults with limited English face the same barriers as their native speaking counterparts in combination with the problem of adequately communicating with…

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