Our focus is on making successful aging a reality for our nation's seniors.
We’rehelping seniors successfully age
The West Health Institute conducts applied medical research to generate the evidence needed for healthcare providers, policymakers and communities to adopt models of care that better serve seniors and their families.See our Work in Applied Medical Research
The West Health Policy Center provides research and education to advance policy and payment reform in conjunction with the West Health Institute’s advocacy efforts in support of enabling seniors to successfully age in place, on their own terms.See our work in Policy and Advocacy
The Gary and Mary West Foundation provides outcomes-based funding to support successful aging initiatives with collaborators that include leading academic institutions and senior-focused nonprofit organizations.See Our Outcomes-Based Philanthropy
We work with hospitals, healthcare organizations, foundations and policy makers across the U.S. to accelerate the research and development of innovative healthcare solutions.Learn More About Oral Healthcare and Care Coordination
Emergency Departments are the source of almost half of all admissions to hospitals, the most expensive site of care. What if there were more senior-centered, home-based alternatives?Learn More About Learn More About Our Work in Emergency Department-to-Home
The Sacramento Bee publishes an opinion by Shelley Lyford on the Older Americans Act and the importance of oral healthcare for seniorsRead More
Geriatric emergency rooms are spreading across the country, provide seniors with more expertise
Huffington Post publishes Shelley Lyford Q and A by Dr. Steve Landers on what matters most to seniors
Hear West Health CEO Shelley Lyford and Dr. Ted Chan of UCSD talk about senior care on the San Diego Union-Tribune's community spotlight
The Association of Health Care Journalists references our recent Health Affairs blog post in a story about the 'state of decay' in oral health of the elderly.