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Palliative Care Playbook for PACE

Summary of best practices and tips for PACE organizations to improve care for participants through palliative care principles, practices, and specialists.

Two Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

The Health Savers Initiative is a project of West Health, the Committee for the Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), and Arnold Ventures, which identifies bold and concrete policy options to make healthcare more affordable for the federal government, businesses, and households. The purpose of the Health Savers Initiative is to develop policy-ready options that will lower… Read more »

ACOs’ Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An analysis by researchers at the West Health Institute and the Institute for Accountable Care finds regulatory flexibilities and payment waivers during COVID-19 helped ACOs deliver care more efficiently, effectively and conveniently. 

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Philanthropic Partners Support Governor’s 2021-22 May Revise

May 21, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor State of California Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: May Revision: Investments in the Master Plan for Aging Dear Governor Newsom, We, the undersigned individuals who served on the Master Plan for Aging’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee, as well as supporting philanthropic partners, would like to express our gratitude for… Read more »

Delirium in the Older Emergency Department Patient (ED-DEL) Change Package and Toolkit

This Change Package and Toolkit were created by Dr. Inouye and staff at the Marcus Institute of Aging Research and the Hospital Elder Life Program, with assistance from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, as part of a research project to improve delirium recognition, prevention, and management in the ED setting and to pilot test the Change Package and Toolkit in three EDs.