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The Learning Edge Fall 2017 – What Skills Do Managed-Care Organizations Want In the Long-Term Supports and Services Workforce?

The way healthcare is delivered has changed dramatically over the past few years, spurred by the Affordable Care Act and its goals of better care, for more people, at lower cost. Increasingly, the emerging system centers around managed care. For long-term supports and services, managed-care organizations are becoming the main link between government and other funders; provider agencies; and individual “beneficiaries.”….Read More

The Learning Edge Summer 2017 – New CADER Program Will Train Members Of the Clergy in Aging and Mental Health

The need to link older adults with mental health services is great—and often unmet. The reason is that too few of those who are in a position to help have the necessary skills. Over the past ten years, CADER has successfully trained thousands of aging-services professionals in the skills required to identify and address older adults’ mental (or ‘behavioral’) health concerns….Read More

The Learning Edge Spring 2017More on the Journey to Trumpcare Plus Promising Alzheimer’s Research and Training

Alzheimer’s disease also continues to be an important focus. This issue provides a look at promising research efforts, based in the National Institute on Aging’s nationwide network of research centers, with a perspective from leading researcher and clinician Peter Lichtenberg. And, we announce an innovative new collaboration between CADER and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, with a grant from the Administration for Community Living, to train homecare staff to identify and support people with dementia and their families…. Read more

The Learning Edge Winter 2017Opportunities Amidst the Challenges of 2017

A new year always brings challenges and opportunities. For those of us in aging and disability, results of the recent election have made clear the extraordinary challenges we face in 2017, while the opportunities may be harder to envision.

Threats to healthcare and long-term supports and services are great. Congress has already taken the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Proposals that would undermine Social Security, Medicare, and, especially, Medicaid are in line. The health and well-being of millions of Americans, particularly the vulnerable populations we serve, are at risk….Read

The Learning Edge Fall 2016Fall Focus on Voting, Appreciating Senior Centers

The Learning Edge Summer 2016PHI Report and One Worker’s Story Illuminate Worsening Crisis in Care

The Learning Edge Winter/Spring 2016CADER/Massachusetts General Hospital Partnership Will Evaluate Acute Community Care

The Learning Edge Fall 2015The Challenges of Providing Health and Social Services to Older Refugees and Immigrants

The Learning Edge Summer 2015For Appropriate, Effective Care, Acknowledge Death and Dying

The Learning Edge Spring 2015What’s Worth Your Attention?

The Learning Edge Winter 2015Obama Budget Initiatives Promise to Strengthen Aging and Disability Services 

The Learning Edge Fall 2014More About Quality, Effectiveness of Continuing Professional Education for Social Work in the U.S.

The Learning Edge Summer 2014A Look at Quality, Effectiveness of Continuing Professional Education for Social Work in the U.S.

The Learning Edge Spring 2014How Affordable Care Goals Become Reality: Mass Healthcare Workforce Transformation Project 

The Learning Edge Winter 2014 – Good Partnerships Still Make Good Training

The Learning Edge July 2013 – Uganda Conference on Complex Social Problems Shows Global Connections

The Learning Edge May 2013 – ‘SE4A University’ Trains Service and Support Workers on the Job

The Learning Edge March 2013 – Center Will Develop National Training and Certification Program for Options Counselors

The Learning Edge January 2013New Year Brings New Name, Renewed Inspiration

The Learning Edge September 2012 – IGSW Will Become Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research at Boston University

The Learning Edge July 2012 – Summer Reading This Year: Not the Time to Relax

The Learning Edge May 2012 – DHHS Combines Aging and Disability Services

The Learning Edge March 2012 – ‘SE4A University’ Improves Pathways for Career Advancement