MLPB’s Aging and Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) Learning-and-Action Lab (the “Lab”) is a two-phased initiative designed to inform and improve clinic-based HRSN screening, referral, and problem-solving strategies impacting older adults who live in Rhode Island. Through generous funding from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island* the Lab explores how the screening experience of RI-based older adults (age 55 and over) can be enhanced, and how care teams and insurers can be more responsive to patients’ goals.
*Support provided through the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health donor advised fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
RI Aging & HRSN Learning-and-Action Lab Phase I Report
Start to make your own personal health care plan!
At age 18, adults can make their own healthcare decisions and document those plans and goals in a written health care plan. Are you working with someone who might be interested in this planning? Check out this new Rhode Island Care Planning Toolkit, developed by Honoring Choices MA with support from partners including MLPB.
How the Integration of Case Management and Legal Problem-Solving Prevents Older Adult Homelessness (2016)
Coauthored by ELAHP, the ARC model aims to prevent elder homelessness – or reduce its severity – by strengthening the ability to detect and housing instability risks, provide urgent care for complex legal problems, and affect systems change.
Why We Need to Recognize IPV-Parallel Elder Abuse in Housing Law and Public Policy (2016)
Since July 2013, MLPB has partnered with the Elders Living at Home Program (ELAHP), on an initiative known as Aging Right in the Community. This work has exposed complicated elder homelessness risk factors and led us to observe the limits of current housing-based legal protections for victims of elder abuse by adult children.