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  • On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the second session of the Touro College and University System Conference on “Aging in Place” will be held at the Touro Law Center.  Participants are invited to join in facilitated working sessions on innovative models and proposals for policy and regulatory change within the context of the following four areas: Financing and Long-Term Care Policy; Workforce & Workforce Training Needs; Livable Communities & Land Use; and Ethics. Touro College School of Health Sciences, our Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy and AARP are co-sponsors of the event.  Former Center director Dr. Deborah Viola is on the planning committee for the event, and Center research administrator and research scholar Dr. Kenneth Knapp will be facilitator of the Financing and Long-Term Care Policy working session.  For more information about this event click HERE.

  • You are invited! October 15, 2014. Center research scholar Dr. Pedro Laureano will moderate a panel discussion at this year’s colloquium. This year’s colloquium is entitled Criminal Justice: The Intersection with Human Rights, Social Justice and Public Health Registration 8:30 a.m., Program 9:00-11:30 a.m.  See the top right banner of the home page of the Center website Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy for the invitation.  SPACE IS LIMITED!  Please RSVP by email to

  • CLTC Advisory Board Members Bruce Jennings, MA, and Carol Levine, MA, were featured participants in “Where Medicine, Market and Meaning Meet,” the 6th Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End of Life Care, held by the Westchester/NYS Southern Region Collaborative for Palliative Care on April 3-4 2014. Ms. Levine was a keynote speaker at the conference, and Mr. Jennings was both a presenter and recipient of the Mary Ann Quaranta Award.


In the News

American Journal of Public Health

The Irony of Prison Health Care Viola, D, Maschi, T, & Shi, Q. Letter to the editor, American Journal of Public Health, epub ahead of print, September 12, 2013. doi: 10/2105/AJPH.2013.301552.


Discovering the True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving, by Marilyn Geewax. Part of the Family Matters series. May 1, 2012.


Center for Long Term Care Research and Policy tackles tough issues of aging, Vol.17 No.9, (Nov. 2011), p.3

The Bioethics Forum of The Hastings Center

The 15 Percent: Misinformation about U.S. Poverty, by Michael Gusmano, October 28, 2011.

Solving Social Security’s fiscal dilemma, by Peter S. Arno and Deborah Viola, September 20, 2011.

MetLife Mature Market Institute Releases Financial Planning Tips for Working Caregivers, July 12, 2011.

Los Angeles Times

AARP ready to deal on Social Security benefit cuts -- what does research show?, by Amina Khan, June 17, 2011.

Wall Street Journal

Toll of Caring for Elderly Increases, by Kelly Greene, June 14, 2011, Business Section.


Caregiving Costs Americans $3 Trillion in Lost Wages, Pension and Social Security Benefits, June 14, 2011.


Public Health Faculty Examine Startling Effects of Social Security on Life Span, May 2011 (p.2)


The Social Security Sacrifice, by Peter Arno and Deborah Viola, April 12, 2011.

National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicine

Briefing: Social Security and Improved Health, NCPSSM, March 11, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RWJF Investigators Link Social Security to Improved Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 9, 2011

The Behavioral Medicine Report

Study Links Social Security Improvements To Longer Life Span, The Behavioral Medicine Report, February 22, 2011

Science Daily

Study Links US Social Security Improvements to Longer Life Span, ScienceDaily, February 17, 2011

The New York Times

When Poor Families Spend Unwisely, The New York Times, May 24, 2010

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicine