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Community Aging in Place: An Interview with Sarah Szanton


Providers in the United States are historically poised to design better care and support models that meet the needs of the older population and shorten the gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. Merging social support, housing, and healthcare, as demonstrated by Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) is one such model.

Partners in Care: An interview with June Simmons


Partners in Care collaborates with providers to build interventions that merge social supports with healthcare delivery. In this interview, founder June Simmons shares how Partners in Care designs tools for chronic disease self management and preventative lifestyle choices that keep people healthier and out of the cycle of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Partners in…

Future of Healthcare Mentoring Session in Shanghai


ACCESS Health China recently hosted a networking session for our global mentors and industry partners. More than fifty experts and industry leaders attended the event, which was focused on the future of healthcare. Participants came from the healthcare industry, the aging industry, investment firms, and from organizations focused international relations. Read more about the discussions that took…

Emi Kiyota: Building Socially Integrated and Sustainable Communities


Ibasho founder, Emi Kiyota, and her team created community hubs or cafés as a form of resilience after natural disasters in Japan, the Philippines, and Nepal. The cafés are designed, built, and operated solely by local community members. The activities of the cafés provide the opportunity for social inclusion and intergenerational connections. In this interview, Emi Kiyota describes…

Safe Care, Saving Lives Learning Session III Report


In November 2016, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Commissioner Health and Family Welfare and ACCESS Health International organized the third Safe Care, Saving Lives learning session in Hyderabad at the Indian Institute of Health and Family Health. Staff from fifteen facilities participated in the session. Those facilities were all based in Telangana are are part of…

Center for Health Market Innovations and ACCESS Health

Case Study

Innovation in healthcare is a central focus of ACCESS Health International. We foster innovation in healthcare services and finance, the creation of new companies to serve the needs of mothers and their children as well as the elderly.  We create innovation centered ecosystems in many of the countries in which we work. Together with Results…

Fiscal Devolution in India


ACCESS Health International conducted a qualitative study around recent changes in how India’s healthcare system is structured and financed. The study seeks to understand four main issues: the drivers behind the devolution process; what effect it might have on allocation of funds to health; the extent to which states will be accountable to the central…

Alzheimer’s Caregiving: MedicAlert NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program and CaringKind


More than sixty percent of those with dementia will wander. As a result of their cognitive challenges, many will become lost and be unable to ask for help or negotiate their way through traffic and other potentially dangerous situations. The MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program is designed to locate missing people who are living with…

Coordinated Care for Veterans: An interview with James J. Peters Medical Center


The United States Veterans Health Administration operates one of the largest healthcare systems in the world, with one hundred and fifty two hospitals, eight hundred community clinics, one hundred and twenty six nursing homes, and thirty five domiciliaries. In this interview, Medical Center Director Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD, and Andrea Laurio, Registered Nurse, describe the…

Age in Everything: An interview with Lindsay Goldman, Age-Friendly NYC


Urbanization and the dramatic growth of the older population have driven the age friendly city movement. Fueled by the World Health Organization, cities around the world are maintaining an ‘age in everything’ focus in city policy, planning, and design to create environments that are inclusive and engaging for those of all ages. In this interview,…

Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
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