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The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to a wide variety of research areas. The center has earned a national reputation for its ability to translate research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers.

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IOM Appoints Robyn Stone to Board on Health Sciences Policy

Dr. Robyn Stone has been invited to serve as a member of the Board on Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Stone was elected as a member of the IOM in Oct. 2014. Her appointment to the Board on Health Sciences Policy begins immediately and runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Explore Research on Dementia, Workforce, Wellness and Housing

The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) has created a Global Ageing Research Clearinghouse to promote the adoption and testing of different models and interventions in aging services organizations. The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is helping IAHSA continually expand the evidence-based resources available through the clearinghouse.

Balancing the Not-for-Profit Difference with For-Profit Smarts

Why has Robyn Stone spent the past few months trying to convince LeadingAge members to start thinking more like their for-profit competitors?

Does Person-Centered Care Improve Outcomes for Residents with Depression and Dementia?

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is partnering with the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home to assess whether older adults with depression and/or dementia experience better outcomes when they live in nursing homes that implement person-centered care and follow a “household model.”

How Housing Providers Can Help Implement Health Reform

Residents of affordable senior housing are “an ideal demographic for implementing population-based health reforms,” writes Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR), in a recent issue of The Dual Agenda.