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Event Recording: Music Across Generations

Event Recording: Music Across Generations

Music can bring generations together for connection and collaboration, inspiration and celebration. Join us as we explore the power of cogeneration by learning more about an intergenerational orchestra, big band, and choir. This hour-long event features the Heart of...

The Best 13 Minutes You’ll Spend This Week

The Best 13 Minutes You’ll Spend This Week

Just after the Oscars, I wrote about The Last Repair Shop, the 2024 Academy Award-winning documentary about four older people who repair the 80,000 free musical instruments used by public school students in Los Angeles. It’s a beautiful film about a vital...

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Carol Levine

Purpose Prize Fellow

Recognizing communication barriers between family caregivers and health care providers, Levine works with both sides to ensure that caregivers understand health-related options for their loved ones.As the director of the United Hospital Fund’s Families and Health Care Project, Levine works to alleviate the challenges facing family caregivers – relatives, partners, friends, and neighbors. “Family caregivers are the glue that is holding the health care system together, albeit tenuously,” says Levine, who has written extensively on family caregiving. Since 2006, she has focused much of her work on the Families and Health Care Project’s Next Step in Care initiative, which aims to create smoother transitions for patients moving between health care settings by increasing communication between family caregivers and health care providers. Next Step in Care has created 18 Web-based caregiver guides and checklists available in English, Spanish and Chinese and three guides for providers. In 2010 Levine will be working with About 50 health care organizations in New York City to test ways to incorporate Next Step materials into their practices. The materials, which have garnered positive reviews, include guides for caregivers on hospital-to-home discharge and medication management and, for providers, a guide on assessing caregivers’ needs.