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Bridging Policy, Practice and Research

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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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How 9 Providers Around the World Expanded into Home and Community-Based Services

A new report from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) explores how 9 providers of aging services in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia expanded their business lines to include the provision of home and community-based services.

New Research Project Will Evaluate Potential Benefits of Culture Change

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research has received a $149,776 grant from the Retirement Research Foundation to evaluate a Medicaid pay-for-performance incentive program designed to facilitate the adoption of culture change in 340 Kansas nursing homes.

New Guides Identify Competencies for Mid-Level Managers and Frontline Staff

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) and the LeadingAge Workforce Cabinet recently released 2 new Competency Development Guides that identify the skill sets for mid-level managers and personal care attendants working across the full continuum of staff positions and settings in the field of long-term care.

Labor Day: Celebrating Workers by Helping Them Succeed

New competency development guides from LeadingAge celebrate workers by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

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.