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Grants

Promoting Effective Advance Care for the Elderly
(PEACE Trial), 7/09-7/11
National Palliative Care Research Center
Principal Investigator: K. Allen, D.O.
The main goal of this project is to test the effectiveness of early palliative care discussions led by Area Agency on Aging care managers in community-dwelling, low income chronically ill patients to improve advance care planning and quality of life.

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare: The Role of the Patient, 6/10-6/11
Summa Women’s Board
Principal Investigator: N. Istenes, D.O.
Study will be conducted in the summer of 2010.

Palliative Care Educational Grant, 5/10-5/11
FirstMerit Foundation
Principal Investigator: K. Allen, D.O.
This grant is to be used to make palliative care educational videos and other educational products for use by Area Agencies on Aging state-wide.

After Discharge Care Management of Low Income Frail Elderly, 9/05-9/08
AHRQ 
Principal Investigator: K. Allen, D.O.
The main goal of this project is to test the effectiveness of interdisciplinary care management in low income frail elderly

Effectiveness of an Advanced Directives Communication Protocol During Hospital Transfers, 05-06
AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Corporation
Principal Investigator: W. Zafirau, M.D.

A Post Discharge Intervention to Improve Stroke Outcomes, 1/02-12/04
NIH/NINDS 
Principal Investigator: K. Allen, D.O.
The major goal of this project is to test the effectiveness of post-discharge interdisciplinary team care management for patients who experienced a disabling stroke.

Collaborative Management of Indigent Diabetic Patients, 7/02-7/04
AHRQ 
Principal Investigator: G. Wickstrom
This randomized trial is testing a care management intervention for high-risk indigent diabetic patients who attend an Internal Medicine Center.

Awards
Circle of Life Award Gold Humanism Award

Presentations

Strategic Options for Hospice and Palliative Care in the Era of Accountable Care Organizations
NHPCO 26th Management and Leadership Conference. Baltimore, MD: April 7, 2011.
K. Allen, J. Gong, and J. Gorwin

Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine and Community Collaboration across the Continuum
San Diego Hospice. San Diego, CA: April 7, 2011.
S. Radwany, K. Allen, C. Holder, K. Kousaie

Affordable Care Act Webinar
Care Transitions in Action: From Hospital to Home in Two Communities, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. Washington, DC: March 30, 2011.
K. Allen, C. Holder, J. Ruby

Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine and Community Collaboration across the Continuum
Capital Hospice. Arlington, VA: March 25, 2011.
S. Radwany, K. Allen, C. Holder, K. Kousaie

Caring for Patients with Advanced and Serious Illnesses: Changing Medical Practice and Patient Expectations
National Health Policy Forum. Washington, DC: March 18, 2011.
Presented by Kyle Allen, D.O., AGFS

Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine and Community Collaboration across the Continuum
AAHPM Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada: February 16, 2011.
S. Radwany, K. Allen, C. Holder, K. Kousaie

The Institute for Senior and Post Acute Care
Health Affairs Conference: Innovations in Health Care Delivery. Washington, DC: December 16, 2011.
Kyle Allen, D.O., AGFS, was specially invited to give this presentation.

Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine and Community Collaboration across the Continuum Premiere Hospitals QUEST for Quality Annual Meeting. December 9, 2010.
S. Radwany, K. Allen, C. Holder, K. Kousaie.

Update on Work in Progress from 2009 Exploratory Grants
4th Annual Kathleen Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium co-sponsored by the National Palliative Care Research Center. October 12, 2010.
Kyle Allen, D.O., was invited to attend as a recipient of the NPCRC grant for the Promoting Effective Advance Care for Elders Trial (PEACE).

Care Management Models for the Chronically Ill
NHPCO Developing the Care Continuum Conference. August 7, 2010.
J. Gong, K. Allen, and K. Wright.

Palliative Care, Geriatric Medicine and Community Collaboration Across the Continuum
NHPCO Developing the Care Continuum Conference. August 5, 2010.
S. Radwany, K. Allen, C. Holder, and K. Kousaie.
 
Promoting Effective Advanced Care for Elders: The PEACE Trial
Aging in America: Annual Conference of the National Council on Aging and The American Society on Aging. March 15, 2010.
K. Allen and D. Ertle. 
 
Improving Chronic Care Management: An iPhone Application for Post-Stroke Recovery Symposium on Technology at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. November 21, 2009. 
A. Sterns, G. Lax, H. Sterns, K. Allen, S. Hazelett, and S. Fosnight. 
 
Improving Care of Vulnerable Low-Income Seniors Through Innovative Integrated Chronic Care Models: The Grace and AD-LIFE Care Management Trials
The National PACE Association Annual Conference. October 18, 2009.
K. Allen, K. Wright, and J. Gong.

Update on Work in Progress from 2009 Exploratory Grants
3rd Annual Kathleen Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium co-sponsored by the National Palliative Care Research Center, The American Cancer Society, and the AAHPM College of Palliative Care. October 13, 2009.
Kyle Allen, D.O., and Skip Radwany, M.D., were invited to attend as recipients of an NPCRC grant for the Promoting Effective Advance Care for Elders Trial (PEACE).

AD-LIFE Trial: Testing Another Chronic Care Model
Aging in America: Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging and The National Council on Aging. March 15, 2009. 
K. Allen and K. Wright.

External Profiles

AHRQ Innovations Exchange: http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange Profile
Cooperative Network Improves Patient Transitions between Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilties, Reducing Readmissions and Length of Hospital Stays has been selected to appear in the 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), which document current trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

Report by Kyle Allen, D.O., AGFS and Carolyn Holder, MSN, RN, GCNS, BC. Report to be released in early 2011.