Center for Aging, Health and Humanities
Each of these is a comprehensive and collective-action effort with the goal of ensuring all residents are active, connected, healthy, engaged and happy in their environment. They include policy and community engagement frameworks that involves every aspect of life, from transportation and housing to health and finances.
We are happy to partner with them and to be bringing them together for the 2021 Ecosystem Summit.
Age-Friendly Health Systems (click to watch)
- Lecture by Dr. Terry Fulmer
- Co-hosted with the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement
Seminar 1 (click to watch)
- Age-Friendly DC (Gail Kohn, Coordinator);
- Connected DMV Smart Region Movement (Mimi Yeh, The Greater Washington Board of Trade);
- Age-Friendly Health Systems (Alice Bonner, John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)); and
- Age-Friendly Arts & Creativity (Wendy Miller; Author, Sky Above Clouds).
- Integrating LTSS and Medical Care: Building Community-Anchored Models of Care for an Aging Society (Anne Montgomery, Director for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Altarum);
- See Me at the Smithsonian (Robin Marquis, Program and Community Outreach Coordinator). Videos hyperlinked above. (123 views as of June 1, 2020)
Featured a summary of the Age-Friendly DC Long-term Care Workforce Development meeting held in January 2020 (Sifonobong Inyang, Intern with Age-Friendly DC and MPH student at GW School of Public Health) and a brief overview of the 4 priority areas that emerged from first two seminars.
AF Businesses, AF Health Systems, AF Arts & Creativity, AF Long-term care workforce.
Impact on Public Policy
- Working with The Brookings Institute groups related to Aging and Health- Economic Mobility
- GW hosted the 2020 Age-Friendly DC Task Force Meeting
Hosted by Center Director Melissa Batchelor, this podcast, “This Is Getting Old - Moving Towards and Age-Friendly World”, isn’t necessarily about people “getting old” — it is more about all “this” stuff that isn’t ready for our aging population. Tune in weekly to learn about all of the different things we need to do to move towards an age-friendly world.
Below are links to some of the policy podcasts - check it out!
Health and Aging Policy Fellows
Aging Health Policy
In collaboration with the District of Columbia Office on Aging, the center conducted a 2016 Needs Assessment to improve overall agency efficiency, identify high-value areas of improvement, expansion or innovation and implement a sustainable approach for establishing priorities and procedures to meet the needs of individuals 60 years and older in DC.
In collaboration with GW Nursing's Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, the center hosts periodic forums on health-related policy issues through press events, speakers, discussions forums and other events that all for opportunities to submit public comments or provide testimony on key health policy issues or proposed regulations. In October 2017, the center co-hosted a screening of Defining Hope, a film on what dying looks like in America.
GW Nursing hosted a Palliative Nursing Summit convened in May 2017, by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Leaders and representatives from 26 specialty nursing organizations will develop a collaborative nursing agenda and action plan focused on three aspects of primary palliative nursing including communication and advance care planning, coordination and transitions of care, and pain and symptom management. The summit was supported in part by a grant from the Milbank Foundation and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation. Contact [email protected] to inquire about access to recorded videos from the event.