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The Center for Long-Term Care is dedicated to improving the quality of long term care for all Americans. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the center engages in research, education and public policy development designed to address health care disparities, health care needs and caregiving across the lifespan and to promote fair and equitable financing of long-term care in the United States.


The Center is housed within the New York Medical College's School of Health Sciences and Practice. Core staff of the Center also serve as faculty in the Dr.P.H. Studies in Health Policy and Management at the college. The Dr.P.H. "Resources" page may be found here.


In an era of rapidly evolving health care reform and the aging of the Baby Boomers, it is vital that we address the issue of reshaping our long-term care system. The Center's primary purpose is to conduct multidisciplinary research focused on the diverse health and social service needs of the elderly and other persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Our research activities are focused in three areas:

  • Addressing the social and economic inequalities in health among older people through a more robust understanding of the broader social determinants and financial components of our health care system.
  • Improving the foundation of long-term care through a better understanding and development of new policies to address the organization, financing and needs of the workforce of caregivers in both paid and unpaid sectors.
  • Developing an integrated conceptual framework of long term care planning to reduce the limitations of disability for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.