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MHLP Faculty Awarded 2-year Grant

MHLP Faculty Awarded 2-year Grant

MHLP professors Amber Gum and Larry Schonfeld were recently awarded a two-year grant from the Retirement Research Foundation. Working closely with the Senior Connection Center (SCC), the five-county Area Agency on Aging for the west-central Florida region, they will conduct data analyses and qualitative interviews to determine outcomes and risk factors for older adults screened by the SCC who receive aging services or are placed on waiting lists. Other collaborators include Co-Investigators Kyaien Conner (MHLP) and Kevin Kip (Public Health), consultant Ohad Green (Oxford University), MHLP's Policy and Services Research Data Center, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging. The team anticipates that findings will inform future research and policy related to screening, prioritizing, and intervening with older adults and family caregivers to prevent adverse outcomes and enhance well-being.