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Women’s Health in California: Examining Age and Income (2014)

Using data from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey, this policy brief examines health indicators across women’s lifespan, looki...

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Position Paper: mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults (Discussion Draft) (2011)

Mobile technologies are becoming ubiquitous in the U.S. and the world, changing the way we communicate, conduct commerce, and provide care and serv...

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Preparing for the Retirement Boom: Aging Populations (2011)

As baby boomers start retiring in large numbers, this important demographic shift will create significant consequences, both good and bad for local...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Medication Optimization Position Paper (2010)

Provides an overview of ways in which problems arise in prescribing and using medications, and technology interventions that can reduce such proble...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Post-Acute Care Transitions (2010)

The recent focus on improving postacute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being dr...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights from the Remote Patient Monitoring Position Paper (2010)

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies have been shown to be effective in helping to manage chronic disease, postacute care, and monitoring t...

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Fact Sheet: Highlights of the Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement Technology Review (2010)

As individuals get older, they experience functional limitations associated with disabilities. Assistive technologies help persons with disabi...

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Grantee Profile: Caring Choices: A Catalyst for Medication Management Innovation (2010)

Diffusion of innovations is essentially a social process. Early adopters, such as Caring Choices, actively seek out innovative solutions to real-wo...

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Grantee Profile: Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation: Connecting Older Cambodian-Americans with Pharmacists Miles Away (2010)

Responding to President Obama’s initiative to maximize the benefits of health information technology, the Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation ...

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Grantee Profile: The ASCP Foundation: Identifying Medication-Related Problems in Older Adults with Monitor-Rx (2010)

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Foundation was one of five grantees that received a Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants ...

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Grantee Profile: Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System (2010)

Improving Medication Adherence and Self-Management for Chronic Heart Failure at the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care Sys...

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Interview: Lessons from a Leader in Telehealth Diffusion: Interview with Adam Darkins of the Veterans Health Administration (2010)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the world leaders in using telehealth to promote independent living for its patient population. ...

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Medication Management Process (2010)

While medications are widely appreciated, commonly used, and help many people lead longer, healthier, and more productive lives, there is still gre...

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Organizational Adoption: Implementing New Technologies to Optimize Medication Use Among Older Adults (2010)

In 2010, five health services organizations—American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation, Caring Choices, Connecticut Pharmacists Fo...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Improving Post-Acute Care Transitions (Discussion Draft) (2010)

The recent focus on improving post-acute care transitions (the process by which a patient moves from hospital to home or other settings) is being d...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Remote Patient Monitoring for Older Adults (2010)

A majority of older adults are challenged by chronic and acute illnesses and/or injuries. Eight out of ten older Americans are living with the heal...

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Technology Review: Assistive Technologies for Functional Improvement (Discussion Draft) (2010)

Created by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging, this technology review focuses on assistive technologies that help older adults with physical...

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The ADOPT Model: Accelerating Diffusion of Proven Technologies for Older Adults (2010)

The growing older adult population faces unprecedented health challenges. Home and community-based technologies have proven to be an effective way ...

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The SCAN Foundation Summit: Enhancing Social Action for Older Adults through Technology (2010)

As the information and communications technology landscape continues its rapid expansion and evolution, the use of social media technology for soci...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Hayward: It Takes a Transit Village (2009)

A case study of the Hayward, California, development of a housing transit village that promotes neighborliness and ease of access for all resi...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Indio Takes the Lead in Providing Intergenerational Lifelong Learning Opportunities (2009)

This is a case study of how Indio, California, developed intergenerational learning opportunities. It is part of the Center for Civic Partnerships&...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Jacksonville: Promoting Employment Opportunities Works for Older Adults (2009)

This is a case study of how promoting employment opportunities works for older adults In Jacksonville, Texas. It is part of the...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Kirkland: Making Support Services a Priority in Tight Economic Times (2009)

This is a case study of how Kirkland, Washington, made support services for older adults a priority in tight economic times. It is part of the...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Rio Vista: Volunteers Step in with VERVE in Rio Vista (2009)

This is a case study about how Rio Vista, California, developed Volunteers Enriching Rio Vista Environments to help residents with the loss of safe...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Rochester: Riding High: Transit Agency's Public-Private Partnerships Improve Service and Increase Revenue (2009)

This is a case study of a Rochester, New York, transit agency's public-private partnerships to improve service, particularly for olde...

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Aging Well Case Studies: Warren: City of Warren Cleans Up to Enhance Neighborhood Vitality and Revenue (2009)

This is a case study of Operation Clean Sweep in Warren, Michigan, and its impact on neighborhood vitality and revenues. The program cleaned u...

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Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement & Action (2009)

This toolkit gives local governments the resources they need to successfully plan for people to age well in their communities. Through its work...

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Aging Well in Communities: Conducting Focus Groups (2009)

Focus groups can be an important part of planning for aging well in a community. This is a guide to how to run them effectively. You can gain m...

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Briefing Paper: Technologies to Help Older Adults Maintain Independence: Advancing Technology Adoption (2009)

Americans are living longer. And despite the health challenges of longevity, a majority of older adults hope to remain in their homes as long as po...

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Case Study: In Hayward, It Takes a Transit Village - Mixed Use for an Aging Community (2009)

A case study of the Hayward, Calif., development of a housing transit village that promotes neighborliness and ease of access for all residents, es...

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Case Study: In Kirkland, WA, Making Support Services a Priority in Tight Economic Times (2009)

A case study of how Kirkland, Wash., made support services for older adults a priority in tight economic times. Providing an array of accessibl...

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Conducting Aging Well Public Forums (2009)

This toolkit gives local governments a template and guide for how to conduct public forums that bring attention to gathering information about and ...

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Conducting Aging Well Resident Surveys (2009)

This toolkit gives local governments a template and guide for how to develop a survey that provides detailed quantitative information about wh...

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Position Paper: Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults (2009)

Medication use is ubiquitous among older adults, with 90% of older adults using one or more prescription medications per week. While medications ar...

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