Our focus is on making successful aging a reality for our nation's seniors.
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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
This legislation would allow HSA-HDHPs to provide access to health care services and medications aimed at managing chronic conditions on a pre-deductible basis.Read More
The Sacramento Bee publishes an opinion by Shelley Lyford on the Older Americans Act and the importance of oral healthcare for seniorsRead More
This legislation would allow HSA-HDHPs to provide access to health care services and medications aimed at managing chronic conditions on a pre-deductible basis.
San Diego among 15 most dynamic cities
Today, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that could potentially benefit hundreds of Medicare patients who suffer from multiple chronic illnesses and functional disabilities.
Geriatric emergency rooms are spreading across the country, provide seniors with more expertise