May 18th, 2017
The CAPABLE ProgramThe three-year Aging Gracefully project is helping these organizations help 142 low-income elders in their communities remain safely in their cherished homes as long as possible. Without a doubt, my mom would have been happier if a program like CAPABLE could have helped her to move confidently in and around the home she’d lived in for almost 50 years.Through this formative evaluation, Aging Gracefully is also fostering a learning community among the following four diverse partners to see if Hopkins’ CAPABLE program can be replicated in their communities and to document vital information needed to scale up and sustain the CAPABLE program across the country:

The CAPABLE program has already shown promise in Baltimore, MD (see text box above). The hope is that CAPABLE and other similar programs will ultimately fit within larger efforts, such as the “Well-Home Network.” In collaboration with LeadingAge and Families USA, NCHH is working on a plan to design and implement this national network of housing-based service models (HBSMs) at affordable nonprofit housing organizations to ensure that low-income older adults age successfully in their communities by helping them to achieve better health, well-being, and social engagement while also reducing Medicare and Medicaid costs.

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Jill Breysse, CIH, Project Manager, has worked for NCHH since 1998. During that time, she has overseen more than 10 healthy homes research studies, analyzing the relationship between green affordable housing renovation and health outcomes and exploring the impact of energy retrofits on both lead poisoning and asthma outcomes. Ms. Breysse has authored several peer-reviewed research articles evaluating healthy homes hazard assessment tools and interventions. Most recently, she was the lead author of guidance on conducting health impact assessments for housing decisions and helped to develop the National Healthy Homes Standard, an evidence-based standard of care for existing owner-occupied and rental housing. 

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