Our focus is on making successful aging a reality for our nation's seniors.

We’re

helping seniors successfully age

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  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce Spotlight on Shelley Lyford

    San Diego Chamber of Commerce's website features a Q and A with West Health's Shelley Lyford

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  • ASA Webinar: An Integrated Model of Dental, Health and Wellness Care for Older Adults

    Dr. Karen Becerra, CEO and Dental Director of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, discusses how community resources can be leveraged to better address oral and overall health and wellness needs for low-income older adults

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  • re’flect: successful aging defined, a new KPBS documentary series

    The Foundation is proud to underwrite a fresh and inspiring KPBS documentary series on aging successfully through the stories of six vibrant older adults living in San Diego

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We are helping seniors age successfully through:

Applied Medical Research

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

Policy and Advocacy

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.

See our work in Policy and Advocacy

Outcomes-Based Philanthropy

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
  • Featured Research

    The Journal of Emergency Medicine publishes study on home health costs as alternative to hospital care

    Study co-authored by West Health and UCSD

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  • Featured Research

    Struggling Seniors: The Nation's Hidden Poor

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