The Center for Long-Term Care is dedicated to improving the quality of long-term care for all Americans. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we engage in research, education and public policy development designed to address healthcare disparities, healthcare needs and caregiving across the lifespan. The issues of maintaining health and independence with aging are central to our mission, but “long-term care” is not just about older people – younger populations, too, face chronic conditions and disabilities. The Center is not only interested in those who need care, but also in those who provide it, including family caregivers and paid paraprofessionals. While state and national issues are of concern to the Center, our team seeks collaborative relationships with community-based organizations and service providers who help meet the needs of an aging population, caregivers, and care recipients.