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Minority Aging: News Briefing

Minority Aging: News Briefing

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I was encouraged by Angilee Shah, the community manager here on Reporting on Health, to share a bit about my work at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging.

At the USC Roybal Institute, I serve as a research editor and hope to help bridge the gap between academic knowledge about issues such aging and the public understanding of those issues. A major effort of the USC Roybal Institute is to identify important trends in evidence-based research and practices locally, nationally and globally. Toward this end, we compile regular updates summarizing news stories, policy briefs, research studies and informational reports about issues affecting the lives of elders of color. We hope that our news briefings, which are published daily and send out weekly to subscribers through our e-newsletter, prove useful for journalists, researchers and anyone else who is interested in minority aging populations.

Here are a couple items from this week's USC Roybal Institute news briefing e-newsletter:

The future of IHSS and ADHC: California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) was spared from cuts temporarily, but will the axe eventually fall? And how many current Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program beneficiaries will be eligible for the state's new replacement program called Community Based Adult Services? For a little bit of background on the current AHDC situation, you're welcome to read a short report I did about the recent ADHC lawsuit settlement.

Racial disparities at the end of life: A recently published study in Medical Care investigates racial disparities in end of life care and finds that there are differences in the quality of care received at different hospital facilities.

Want to read more? You're welcome to visit the USC Roybal Institute's website to learn more about us and subscribe to receive our news briefings via email.

Comments

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Thanks for sharing Vince! It's a great newsletter for anyone covering aging populations. (Isn't that everyone these days?)

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