Entries by Editorial Staff

Announcing Pioneer Institute’s 2019 Better Government Competition: “Moving People, Moving Goods, Moving Forward”

**Deadline Extended to MAY 31, 2019**  America is a country on the move. Our economy and quality of life depend on the effectiveness of our transportation systems. State, local, and federal governments invest hundreds of billions of dollars each year in transportation infrastructure, yet we continue to waste hours in traffic, arrive late for work […]

Pioneer Institute Awards Gala to Highlight Proposals to Address Student Debt Crisis & Promote Job Training

Speakers Include John Sexton, NYU President Emeritus; Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Contact Micaela Dawson, 617-723-2277 ext. 203 or mdawson@pioneerinstitute.org BOSTON – Programs that help address the student debt crisis and America’s growing skills mismatch will be highlighted at Pioneer Institute’s 27th annual Better Government Competition Awards Gala on Monday, September 24th at the Seaport Hotel […]

Enter the 2018 Better Government Competition: “Making Higher Education & Career Training Options Affordable & Effective”

Each year, the Better Government Competition focuses on one of the country’s greatest public policy challenges. Families today are struggling to afford college, young adults are saddled with crippling debt, and government workforce development programs and existing education models have not been reliable pipelines to stable employment. In recognition of these challenges, Pioneer Institute’s 2018 […]

Announcing Pioneer Institute’s 2018 Better Government Competition Topic: “Making Higher Education & Career Training Options Affordable & Effective”

Each year, the Better Government Competition focuses on one of the country’s greatest public policy challenges. Families today are struggling to afford college, young adults are saddled with crippling debt, and government workforce development programs and existing education models have not been reliable pipelines to stable employment. In recognition of these challenges, Pioneer Institute’s 2018 […]

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 26th Annual Better Government Competition

MIT AgeLab Founder, Massachusetts Governor to Headline Awards Gala BOSTON – Pioneer Institute is pleased to announce that Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife is the winner of the 26th annual Better Government Competition. The contest received nearly 100 entries from agencies and organizations across the U.S. on the topic, “Aging in America.” The winner, together with five […]

2017 Better Government Competition Winner: Hebrew SeniorLife’s R3: Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

Submitted by: Kim Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Living, Hebrew SeniorLife The needs of seniors in supportive housing span a range of issues. Physical health issues decrease mobility, impede gross and fine motor skills, and affect vision, making it difficult to maintain independence. These seniors are at increased risk of falling, a primary cause of emergency transports […]

2017 Runner Up: Home Suite Home: Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Seniors Age Together in Supportive Affordable Senior Housing

Submitted by: Amy Schectman and Rimma Zelfand, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly and Jewish Family & Children’s Services Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities are living longer. The number of adults with ID/DD aged 60 and older is projected to nearly double between 2000 and 2030. There is need for affordable, supportive housing for […]

2017 Runner Up: Ride-Share Option for Participants of MBTA RIDE Program

Submitted by: Ben Schutzman, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority The RIDE, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s (MBTA) paratransit service, provides door-to door, shared-ride transportation to eligible people who cannot always or ever use fixed-route transit (bus, subway, trolley) because of a physical, cognitive or mental disability. Many customers rely on The RIDE as a lifeline, but its […]

2017 Runner Up: Mobilizing the Talent of Older Adults to Support Critical Government Services

Submitted by: Doug Dickson, Encore Boston Network As older adults leave the workforce in Massachusetts, we face two challenges: a) how to keep individuals active, healthy and engaged, and b) how to retain the benefit of their skills and experience. At the same time, following the high profile deaths of children involved with the Massachusetts […]

2017 Runner Up: Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Submitted by: Professor David L. Weimer and Dr. Mark Sager The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will nearly triple in the U.S. by 2050. This increase will mean higher long-term care costs. Plausible estimates of annual costs to the U.S. economy attributable to AD already surpass 200 billion dollars. AD patients impose costs on Medicare about […]