What We Do

Applied Medical Research

Improving Healthcare Delivery to Enable Successful Aging

With research spanning healthcare in the home, hospital and community-based organizations, the West Health Institute is studying how senior-specific healthcare delivery can be improved to enable successful aging in place.

With a talented and diverse group of researchers and professionals across healthcare delivery, social science, data science and medical professions, we explore opportunities that will improve acute care for seniors in the emergency department, home, and community; chronic care settings for older adults that may need care at home; and supportive services so seniors can receive the care they need, at a lower cost, wherever they are.

Explore our findings, from infographics to publications in Resources.

Featured Collaborator:
Meals on Wheels and Brown University School of Health

Studying the connection between nutrition and healthcare, researchers at the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, Meals on Wheels America and Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research are collaborating on a two-year program investigating how the general health and well-being of homebound seniors can be improved by integrating health and safety screenings into daily meal delivery services.


West Health works with nonprofit hospitals, healthcare organizations, universities and foundations across the U.S. with the goal of accelerating the research and development of new, more effective ways of delivering care for seniors.

The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation invests in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded more than $565 million in grants to enhance the health and well-being of older people.

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Serving Seniors

Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.

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Home Centered Care Institute

HCCI'S mission is to improve the accessibility and quality of care available to medically complex patients and their caregivers, and to reduce overall health care costs by advancing the practice of Home Centered Care.

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Geisinger Health System

The institute is collaborating with Geisinger Health System to study treatment at home options that would provide healthcare in a patient’s home as an alternative to hospitalization.

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Brown University School of Public Health

Through research, education, and public service, the Brown University School of Public Health strives to improve the health of individuals as well as populations.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement

We’re collaborating with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and leveraging successful care models in the home and community to meet the unplanned acute care needs of seniors.

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Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities.

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American Society on Aging

American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.

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The CSU Institute for Palliative Care

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is dedicated to increasing access to and awareness of palliative care by educating current and future professionals as well as community members.

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UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is committed to creating a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.

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