The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Gerontology News, "PP&AR Supplement Recaps Change AGEnts Initiative," discusses The John A. Hartford Foundation-supported Change AGEnts Initiative and The Public Policy & Aging Report's (PP&AR) special issue on the initiative.
The articles document the three-year program’s numerous achievements, among them: leadership development activities, educational institutes, and an online platform for resource and knowledge sharing; change networks, focused on dementia caregiving and patient-centered medical homes; and increased public attention and support for practice change through individual and collective communication efforts. The PP&AR special issue volume 27, issue suppl_1, January 2018 articles are:
- "Policy Advocacy: The Change AGEnts Initiative," pages S1–S2, Robert B. Hudson;
- "Transforming Care: A Focus on Practice Changes that Create Improvements Every Day," pages S3–S6, Angelia M Bowman, Patricia M D’Antonio, Marcus Escobedo, Rachael Watman;
- "Patient Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults," pages S7–S11, Robert J Schreiber;
- "Dementia Cal MediConnect: Creating Partnerships Between Health Plans and Alzheimer’s Organizations to Improve Care in the Dual Eligibles Pilot," pages S12–S17, Debra Cherry, Brooke Hollister, Jennifer Schlesinger, Nancy Wilson;
- "Health Home Connect Improves the Health of Aging Homeless Individuals through the Coordinated Entry System and the Affordable Care Act," pages S18–S21, Amy Turk;
- "Preserving Senior Housing in a Changing City: Innovative Efforts of an Interprofessional Coalition," pages S22–S26, Tam E Perry, Dennis Archambault, Claudia Sanford; and
- "Staging Advocacy: Portrait of a Caregiver," pages S27–S30, Jacqueline Eaton, Nancy Madsen-Wilkerson.