Research and Evaluation
CACL is a trusted university-based resource for applied research, evaluation and technical assistance, which will improve knowledge, policies and practices that guide New Hampshire citizens and policy makers in preparing for the aging of the population. CACL offers applied research and evaluation expertise in the following areas:
- Caregiving (informal & formal)
- Care Transitions
- Community Based Programs
- Long Term Care Systems
Research and Evaluation Projects
Collaborating to Create Elder Friendly Communities in New Hampshire: A Scan of the Current Landscape
The Endowment for Health launched a collective impact approach to advance healthy aging in New Hampshire focusing on the development of age friendly communities. To help inform this process, CACL conducted a research-based environmental scan that encompassed six areas of elder health that were identified by the Elder Health Advisory Committee. The six domains include: Living Arrangements, Family Caregivers, Social and Civic Engagement, Physical and Mental Well-being, Advocacy, and Fundamental Needs. Each domain area included background information and the importance of the domain to elder health; existing programs and resources in New Hampshire; best practices nationally; policy, programmatic, and research implications; and recommendations to transform the current system. Click here to download and read the scan.
Transitions in Caregiving Article
Transitions in Caregiving: Evaluating a Person-Centered Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers in the Community; an article co-authored by Dr. Vidya Sundar, Susan Fox and Kim Phillips, was published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. The article examines the unique experiences of family caregivers. The authors recommend that multiple interventions be used in tandem with a person-centered approach when developing programs to support caregivers.
Aging & Disability Resource Center Evaluation