Special Publications

You Only Pray that Somebody Would Step In: A Frameworks Research Report

Posted June 17, 2016 | Special Publications

Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America Elder abuse is an issue that has struggled to rise to prominence on our national agenda. The 2010 Elder Justice Act is underfunded, and state and local resources are insufficient. In order to make the problem of elder abuse…

Aging, Agency and the Attribution of Responsibility: Shifting Public Discourse About Older Adults

Posted April 15, 2016 | Special Publications

This report analyzes and compares media and advocacy organizations’ narratives about aging and older adults. The goal of the report is to suggest communications strategies that advocates can use to push media discourse in more productive directions, and ultimately increase public support for the policies and programs necessary …

Gauging Aging: A Frameworks Strategic Report

Posted April 30, 2015 | Special Publications

Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop a new, evidence-based narrative around the process of aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults. By comparing experts' views to those of…

Health Policy Brief on Falls by Older Californians

Posted November 20, 2014 | Special Publications | Archived News | 2010-2015

Falls are the leading injury-related cause of death and of medical care use among Californians ages 65 and over.  This policy brief details the characteristics of older Californians who have repeated falls, their health care use, and the actions they can take to reduce the…

Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative: Defining the Future, a 5 Year Report

Posted February 1, 2011 | Special Publications

Elder abuse is a crime without boundaries, crossing all racial, social, class, gender, and geographic lines.  To address this growing problem, the Foundation made a strategic commitment to the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative in 2005.  Since that time, the Foundation has invested over $10 million in more…

Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care: The Report of the Consensus Conference

Posted October 1, 2009 | Special Publications

This article provides new guidelines on incorporating spirituality in end-of-life care. Published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the article represents the final consensus report of a summit sponsored by the Archstone Foundation.

Advancing the Field - Elder Abuse & Neglect Initiative: Phase I

Posted October 3, 2008 | Special Publications

Elder abuse is a crime without boundaries, crossing all racial, social, class, gender, and geographic lines.  To address this growing problem, the Foundation made a strategic commitment to the Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative.  This report describes the Foundation’s Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative…

Archstone Foundation 20th Anniversary Report

Posted July 1, 2008 | Special Publications

A retrospective of Archstone Foundation's first two decades of operations and grantmaking.

Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce

Posted May 19, 2008 | Special Publications

In 2007, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) charged the ad hoc Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans to determine the health care needs of Americans over 65 years of age and to assess those needs through an analysis of the forces that shape the health care workforce.   …

Innovations in Senior Services: Highlights and Lessons Learned: A Five Year Review 1998-2002

Posted June 30, 2003 | Special Publications

The Gerontological Health Section (GHS) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Archstone Foundation joined together to recognize innovative programs for older adults.  As the population ages, public health programs targeted at older adults gain increased significance.  The Award for Excellence in Program Innovation celebrates the…