Featured Resources

Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

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Fall Prevention Report

Fall Prevention: A Strategic Vision, A Lasting Legacy

This new Archstone Foundation report reflects on two decades of projects that served a crucial translational role in taking fall-risk reduction research principles and putting them into the hands of health professionals and community-based programs so older adults could benefit. It also outlines the foundation’s “12 Key Strategies for Success” that was developed as part of this grantmaking effort and continue to guide the their grantmaking.

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Supporting Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Care for older adults with chronic, disabling health conditions has entered a new chapter, one with far-ranging implications for families, communities, health care, and even the economy. The current system does not adequately support the needs of those routinely providing extensive help with daily activities, delivering complex medically-related services, and coordinating health care and long-term services and supports.

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Latest Resources

Care Partners: How Philanthropy Can Kick-Start Programs to Engage Community and Family Members to Improve Depression Care for Older Adults

Late-life depression is a pressing public health concern among an aging population facing increasing chronic health concerns. As many as 5 to 10 percent of older adults seen in a primary care health setting suffer from depression, which can last for months or even years, and is associated with both decreased quality of life and higher health care costs.

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Health and Housing: Empowering Older Adults

As growing evidence shows how profoundly our health is shaped by upstream factors, numerous foundations have focused their attention on the links between health and housing.

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Growing Old is Hard Enough: Prison, Jail, and Post-Release Life for Older Adults

Sometimes a shift in perspective leads to far-reaching innovations, whether in policy, programs, or grantmaking.

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Supporting Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Care for older adults with chronic, disabling health conditions has entered a new chapter, one with far-ranging implications for families, communities, health care, and even the economy. The current system does not adequately support the needs of those routinely providing extensive help with daily activities, delivering complex medically-related services, and coordinating health care and long-term services and supports.

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Better Health Through Better Philanthropy - Grantmakers in Health

Age-Friendly Communities: Cross-sector Collaboration at Work

For our communities to thrive and work for residents of all ages, we need to promote and support inclusive processes for engagement—processes that focus on improving communities for everyone as they age.

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Better Health Through Better Philanthropy - Grantmakers in Health

The Health Care Neighborhood: Philanthropy’s Role in Aging Well

Many primary care physicians do not feel confident in their capacity to meet their patients’ social needs, and they believe this impedes their ability to provide quality care. Despite evidence that social determinants such as education, employment, and economics can influence health outcomes, a service coordination gap remains.

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GIH Events

Addressing the Health Needs of LGBT Elders

This Issue Focus article is adapted from an October 30, 2013 GIH webinar discussing the health issues and challenges face by LGBT elders and how grantmakers are supporting efforts to improve related services, policies, and research.

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GIH Events

Healthy Grandparents Raising Healthy Grandchildren

In the United States, more than three million children are in the primary care of a grandparent. More than one-half (55 percent) of these grandparents have been the primary caretaker for three years or more, and they face a number of economic, legal, and health challenges.

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GIH Events

Innovative Crossroads: The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging

By 2030, national health care spending is expected to increase by about 25 percent, largely because of the increased number of older Americans. In order to cope with this enormous influx of older people, new adaptations and innovations will be required to meet their health and wellness needs. A field that is gaining increasing attention for its promise to improve the health and well-being of older adult populations is the arts. 

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