West Health includes the nonprofit and non-partisan Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center. We collaborate with the Gary and Mary West Foundation and all have a singular focus on lowering healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place.
Every day 10,000 people turn 65. In 2012, 13.7% of the population was 65 and older; by 2040, this number will grow to 21%, putting an enormous strain on our healthcare delivery system. We are working to create and foster new integrated care models that improve health outcomes and better address both the medical and non-medical needs of seniors and their families. Our institute, policy center and foundation all work together under the umbrella of West Health, with a shared mission to lower healthcare costs to enable successful aging for our nation’s seniors.
In 2009, Gary and Mary West created the nonpartisan, nonprofit Gary and Mary West Health Institute, which 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. The organization is committed to supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for our fast-growing, diverse population of seniors.
Established in 2012, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington D.C. provides research and education to advance senior-centered healthcare delivery and payment policy. The Policy Center, solely funded by Gary and Mary West, collaborates with the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, Gary and Mary West Foundation and other organizations to lower healthcare costs to 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.
Established in 2006 by Gary and Mary West, the Gary and Mary West Foundation is proud to be one of only six private foundations, out of 105,000 in the United States, solely focused on addressing the needs of vulnerable seniors. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded 606 grants totaling more than $224 million for programs that share the goals of lowering the cost of healthcare to enable successful aging for our nation’s seniors, especially those who are the most vulnerable.