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Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and the number of elderly is growing dramatically. In 2010, there were 40.3 million adults 65 and older—or 13 percent of the population. This number is expected to increase to more than 72 million—or 20 percent of the population—by 2030. Philanthropy is fully engaged in addressing the needs of this population and their caregivers, including the significant challenges of long-term care, prescription drug coverage, Medicare, and multiple chronic conditions. GIH offers programming on the issues facing older adults and works with other stakeholders also committed to the work.

Contact Colin Pekruhn for more information about our programming in this area.

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July 2018

The Milbank Memorial Fund and The John A. Hartford Foundation are co-funding a multi-state learning collaborative to develop new policies and programs to help family caregivers who are providing care to those who are ill or disabled and living at home. Five states will be selected to work closely with the Center for Health Care Strategies to develop concrete state action plans to improve the environment for family caregiving. The states will also have the opportunity to exchange lessons and best practices, coming together virtually and in-person, over an 18-month period.

May 2018

Care models designed for patients with complex health care needs, including those with multiple chronic conditions and mental health problems, are spreading across the country. But for health care organizations, finding local programs can be difficult. The Commonwealth Fund's Better Care Playbook, developed in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies, now features an interactive map of complex care programs across the country that can be sorted by target population, care model, and more.

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