AHRQ awarded a five year $10 million grant to do community-based participatory research on the use of communication and information technologies to improve the health and healthcare services for older adults. The funding will be used to create a “Center of Excellence” to bring together research teams from institutions.
The research will focus on:
• The use of IT to extend independence and functioning of older adults and reduce unnecessary healthcare utilization
• The expansion of service networks that place individuals and their families at the center
• The development of innovative approaches to translate evidence into practice
Grant (1P50 HS 019917 was awarded to David Gustafson PhD and his team from the University of Wisconsin in Madison Wisconsin, The project will run from June 1, 2011 to May 13, 2016. Go to http://healthit.ahrq.gov/AHRQ_Funded_Projects/Active_Aging_Research_Center for more information.