Constituent Group Blog

posted Mon, 2017-12-11 19:32
At the state level, many legacy Medicaid IT systems are old, with limited options for advanced care coordination. The dependence of many AAAs on these legacy systems makes it unlikely that most will be able to innovate to their maximum capacity unless and until they develop a business model to addre
posted Tue, 2017-10-24 15:36
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks
posted Thu, 2017-09-14 13:09
Seniors are among the populations most susceptible to the negative impacts of disease-related malnutrition. In fact, the elderly account for the majority of malnutrition cases in US.
posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:38
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it?
posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:35
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
For lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered older adults, who are more likely than the general population to live alone and without family support, there are compounded layers of vulnerability to abuse to consider.
posted Mon, 2017-04-24 15:48
Accessing needed vision and eye health care remains a major public health problem. In terms of direct medical costs, eye disorders rank fifth among the top eight chronic conditions, with the overall annual cost of vision problems in the U.S. calculated at $145 billion .
posted Thu, 2017-03-02 14:40
The biggest difference between Dr. Green’s approach and so many others is that she is not teaching us to get “closure,” a shutting off in response to the deaths of loved ones, but rather, “homeostasis,” a state of psychological equilibrium. And that is, indeed, what we want to achieve.