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
President Obama signs bill to continue funding for critical social and nutrition services for seniors in America through 2018Read More
Shelley Lyford writes about her recent panel discussion on oral health at the 2016 Aging in America Conference in Washington DCRead More
Wests and UC San Diego Health Enhance Care for Seniors
$11.8 million grant from Gary and Mary West makes West Health project with UCSD possible, the San Diego Union-Tribune writes
CSU Institute for Palliative Care Symposium collaboration with West Health Institute brings together faculty from across the U.S.
Health Affairs blog post highlights recent Grantmakers’ in Aging webinar on integrating oral health for our nation’s seniors