INTERVENTION RESEARCH WITH UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Our Intervention Research Center creates and tests interventions designed to improve the health, well-being, and longevity of resilient at-risk populations using population health research findings. We work with communities to design and implement intervention studies addressing the unique needs and strengths of demographically diverse populations. By engaging communities in evidence-based practices, we promote health equity. We evaluate our interventions for their efficacy, feasibility, and sustainability.
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Aging with Pride: IDEA is the world’s first intervention and study of LGBTQ+ people with memory loss and their informal care partners, led by co-Principal Investigators Karen Fredriksen Goldsen and Linda Teri. The goal of this national, virtual program is to improve quality of life for LGBTQ + people with memory loss and those who help them, by building stronger relationships and developing skills to address challenges that arise due to memory loss, with a trained coach. Funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.
Our research has found that about half of the LGBTQ+ people living with memory loss who wanted to be part of the IDEA program did not have an informal caregiver to participate with them. To respond to the needs of this growing population of those facing memory loss alone, we developed and tested a pilot intervention group called IDEA Café. This national, virtual group led by a trained facilitator provided skills and support and developed opportunities for engagement and community resources. The pilot project is funded by the Northwest Royal Center/National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging. Check back here for updates.