What We Do

Policy & Advocacy

Advancing New Integrated Care Models for Seniors and Their Families

Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West and based in Washington, D.C., we provide research and education to create and foster new integrated healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence

Our Approach

We’re developing and supporting research to reduce legislative and regulatory barriers and increase reimbursement opportunities to advance acute and chronic care models and supportive services for seniors. We work in partnership with the West Health Institute, which leads West Health’s advocacy efforts on the value and effectiveness of these senior-specific care models to encourage their greater availability, adoption and access across the country. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan.


West Health Institute Government Affairs

Valerie Volpe
Vice President
(202) 729-8575

Angela Stewart
Senior Director, Government Affairs
(202) 729-8571

West Health Policy Center Staff

Amy Herr
Director, Health Policy
(202) 729-8572



Kelly Ferguson
Health Policy Analyst
(202) 729-8568

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West Health Policy Center & West Health Institute Government Affairs

1909 K Street NW, Suite 730
Washington, DC 20006-1172

Phone: 202.729.8575

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