New Brown center for long-term care

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living have awarded the Brown University School of Public Health $1 million to launch the Long Term Care Quality and Innovation Center. The center will work to improve the quality of long-term and post-acute care by studying best practices, conducting other research, and developing training and leadership programs in the field. “A major goal of our research and teaching is to improve the quality of care, and therefore the quality of life, for our nation’s elderly and post-acute populations,” said Vincent Mor, the Florence Pirce Grant Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, who will direct the center. “We look forward to working with AHCA and NCAL’s support to discover, evaluate, advance, and apply practices that could benefit millions of people and their loved ones.” The center is designed to become self-sustaining after three to five years.