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Developing the Asian Pacific Islander Caregiver Train-the-Trainer Program in the United States

The growing number of Asian Pacific Islander (API) population of older adults and caregivers has increased their long-term services, and supportive services need. Studies indicate that API caregivers are more likely to develop mental health symptoms than other racial and

Now Available to View: Elder Abuse & Maltreatment Roundtable Discussion

Elder Abuse & Maltreatment Virtual Roundtable Discussion featuring XINQI DONG, MD, MPH & S. DUKE HAN, PHD, ABPP-CN.
Information on elder abuse and maltreatment including compounding risk of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.

Article Published: Healthline Why COVID-19 is Particularly Dangerous for Older Black Americans, September 9, 2020

The Director of the USC Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, Karen D Lincoln, Phd, was recently featured in Healthline, for the article Why COVID-19 is Particularly Dangerous for Older Black Americans. Lincoln addresses the historic health disparities

Dr. Sarah Gehlert New Dean of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

The Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging welcomes Sarah Gehlert, PhD as dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, effective April 15, 2020. Gehlert comes to USC from the College of Social Work at the University

Trends in Internet Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2011–2016

Copy Editor: Elif Selin Mercan
Note: Article published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, March 5, 2020.
Have you ever used the Internet?

The speed of technological changes has accelerated greatly in the recent years, and has rendered a

Priorities for Optimizing Brain Health Interventions Across the Life Course in Socially Disadvantaged Groups

Copy Editor: Audrielle Tackett
Note: This report was published by Florida International University and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. Coauthors Maria Aranda, William Vega, Jason Richardson, and Jason Resendez highlight the scientific findings discussed at the Florida International University symposium “Presenting Brain Health

Research Spotlight

Positive Mood and Active Life Program to Reduce Depression Study

Testing the effectiveness of a 12-week intervention with long-term care facility (LTCF) residents with high depression rates.

Text-Messaging Intervention for Physical Activity in Permanent Supportive Housing

Testing the feasibility and acceptability of a pilot study with the goal of instilling personal goal setting and self-regulation in persons living in supportive housing through text messaging.

Social Support for Latino Diabetics with Text Messaging

A randomized clinical controlled trial to test the effect of social support training with friends and family of diabetes patients in increasing patient motivation and healthier behaviors.