Fostering Collaborations for Better Caregiving

School of Social Welfare Professor Philip McCallion’s research has made significant scholarly contributions to caregiving and community-based aging efforts.

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Professor Philip McCallion
By emphasizing the interaction of informal care with formal services and collaboration across service systems, his work has generated best practice strategies, supported widespread delivery of evidence-based interventions, informed workforce development, and created tools for aging-prepared communities.

Reflecting their collaborative, evidence-based and translational focus, McCallion and colleagues in the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness are pursuing a Health Research, Inc. and CDC-sponsored NYS Department of Health Arthritis Program that targets 50,000 New Yorkers with arthritis using evidence-based health promotion interventions. The program incorporates web-based education and workforce development to connect communities to best health practices and vital resources.

A New York State Office for the Aging effort to develop an Administration on Aging Systems Integration Initiative stems from McCallion’s research on information and assistance, care transitions, benefit access, options counseling, participant direction, and evidence-based health interventions. It seeks to better understand the system-level prerequisites for transforming long-term services and strives to support older adults to live in their communities as long as they wish.