Using Evidence-Based Programs to Promote Age-Friendly Health Systems

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. Presenters will give participants background on the Evidence-Based Leadership Council (EBLC), its role in selecting and promoting evidence-based programs and its Program Locator function. The presenters will describe the Age-Friendly Health System’s initiative and its goals. Age-Friendly Health Systems follow the 4M’s framework to provide appropriate care: What Matters—aligning care …

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Innovative Thinking that Successfully Meets Payers Needs

This Aging and Disability Business Institute resource features the multi-payer approach to health care contracting implemented by Partners in Care Foundation (Partners), a community-based organization (CBO) located in San Fernando, CA. Partners were successful in securing contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), but the program was at risk of failing as there was no existing …

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Caring, Cost-Saving and Credibility in the Commonwealth

Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in the Commonwealth of Virginia are receiving extraordinary (and convenient) care through a partnership model that has served thousands since its inception two years ago. This Aging Today article, highlights  the VAAACares (Virginia Area Agencies on Aging—Caring for the Commonwealth) program, which  provides comprehensive care coordination, care transitions and many other services …

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2017 Evidence Report: The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality and Utilization

  THIS WEBINAR HAS PASSED. TO ACCESS THE RECORDING AND SLIDES, CLICK HERE   The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization report reviews Patient-Centered Medical Home results from 45 peer-reviewed reports and additional government and state evaluations.  Dr. Yalda Jabbarpour, primary author of the report, from the Robert Graham Center and …

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Building Inclusive Programs to Serve Adults with Disabilities

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE    Adults with disabilities in the U.S. face significant barriers to preventing ongoing health conditions and accessing health care services. One way to address these health disparities is through evidence-based programs, like Living Well with a Disability (LWD). LWD is a peer-led program that was created specifically for adults with …

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Constructing a Value Proposition for Your Evidence-Based Programs

  Those of us who have invested countless hours and extensive resources into the adoption and implementation of evidence-based programs (EBPs) are well-versed in the value of these programs.  We know that EBPs: Have undergone rigorous evaluation Been published in peer-reviewed literature Are proven to have significant positive impacts on participants Have been broadly translated …

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To Measure or Not to Measure: Tracking Evidence-Based Program Outcomes: You Do Not Need To Reinvent the Wheel

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*Kate Lorig, Dr. P.H., is the Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Professor of Medicine in the Stanford School of Medicine. She has more than 30 years’ experience in developing, evaluating, and implementing self-management programs for people with chronic diseases. Kate is a member of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council.   As health care payers and …

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GWEPs & Community-Based Programs: Improving the Quality of Care for Older Adults

One of my passions is finding new ways to develop a health care workforce that is better prepared to care for older adults.  That is why I was delighted to be part of the session at the recent American Society on Aging (ASA) Conference  that focused on the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and Area Agencies …

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Getting the Contract: Reimbursement for Evidence-based Programs

*Jennifer Raymond is the Director of the Massachusetts Healthy Living Center of Excellence, which is a partnership between Hebrew SeniorLife, an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, an Area Agency on Aging in Northeast Massachusetts. As the availability of grant funding for community-based social services continues to diminish, innovative …

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