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  • Using videos to communicate care preferences with caregivers

    Results from a project led by the University of Utah College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation (Q&I) evaluating the use of a video-based intervention, Me & My Wishes, to elicit long-term care residents’ preferences and to improve care plans’ alignment with these preferences.

  • Community Champions to increase vaccine acceptance among nursing center staff

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing center staff have been providing care to vulnerable older adults. Knowing how important staff vaccination coverage levels are to protect nursing center residents, Q&I researchers led several efforts to understand staff vaccine hesitancy and strategies to increase vaccine coverage.

  • Transforming Dementia Care: IMPACT Collaboratory Funding Opportunities

    The IMPACT Collaboratory launched an updated website detailing the training and grant funding opportunities available to investigators seeking to gain skills in pragmatic research and to conduct non-drug dementia studies.

  • Understanding the impact of COVID-19 in nursing centers

    Findings from various projects in our diverse COVID-19 portfolio illustrate how our work has informed nursing center practice and policy in near real-time.

  • Infection control shift coaching program update

    Although strict adherence with infection control practices is needed to curb the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in nursing centers, most facilities only have one staff member with specialized infection control training, the infection preventionist. In early 2021, the Connecticut Department of Public Health asked a team of Q&I researchers to create and pilot test a program for nursing homes to extend infection preventionists’ expertise throughout their facilities.

  • Q&I training and infrastructure initiative: IMPACT Collaboratory

    One of two Q&I training and infrastructure initiatives, the IMPACT Collaboratory provides training and grant funding to expand capacity for pragmatic research and propel efficacious non-drug dementia interventions to full-scale trials.

    Funder: National Institute on Aging

    PI: Vince Mor (Q&I) and Susan Mitchell (Hebrew SeniorLife)

    Priority area: Dementia care

  • Q&I training and infrastructure initiative: LeaRRn Rehabilitation Research Network

    One of two Q&I training and infrastructure initiatives, LeaRRn provides funding and training opportunities to support expanded national capacity for research conducted in partnership with learning health systems.

    Funder: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

    PI: Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Brown University)

    Priority area: Rehabilitation research

  • New award expands on understanding of need for COVID-19 booster shots

    A Q&I-led team received a $4.9 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examinine COVID-19 immunogenicity among nursing home residents.

  • IMPACT Collaboratory expands massive effort to track COVID-19 vaccine effects

    The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $1.4 million grant to a research team based at Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife to partner with Walgreens to add customer data to a massive monitoring system of the long-term safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination for Medicare beneficiaries.

  • Nursing home infection control shift coaching program available

    Interested nursing centers can implement Q&I's infection control shift coaching program. The program is designed to strengthen adherence to infection control practices by fostering a “see something, say something” culture, modeled by the infection preventionist and a team of shift coaches.

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