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Family Caregiving & the Promise of Technology

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Guest post by Ben Margolin When older Americans require around-the-clock…
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Aging In America: Help us ensure a better future for older citizens

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For the 2017 Better Government Competition, Pioneer seeks ideas on how to ensure a better future for aging citizens in Massachusetts and throughout the country by providing more effective and sustainable support systems for older citizens, and leveraging their social capital.
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2016 Winner: North Carolina Mobile Medication Program

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A pilot project that provides home visiting support to help ensure continuity of care for adults with severe psychiatric illness. The program focuses on low-income participants who have been prescribed psychiatric medications, and have a history of hospitalization or repeated emergency room visits.
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2016 Runner Up: Integrated Healthcare and Substance Use Collaborative

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A partnership between behavioral health specialists working within primary care practices and the hospital Emergency Department, and the police department, school district, and Mental Health and Drug Courts to address the community’s substance abuse needs through comprehensive support.