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The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

Fewer than 1 percent of Americans reach the age of 100, but a new study from the Netherlands indicates that individuals who reach the centenarian milestone with their mental faculties still intact are likely to remain so for their remaining years. Such findings may lead to more of us becoming “cognitive super-agers”, as researchers hope to identify reliable characteristics and…

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March Newsletter 2021

March Newsletter 2021

We are bringing you some very exciting highlights, updates and resources this month! We give you the latest in SDSU’s Big Idea Challenge and share the Social Policy Institute’s video, Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan, that was featured in the Big Idea Showcase. We also give you and update on PACEs Connection, formally known as ACEs Connection, introduce the Family…

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Master Plan for Aging

Master Plan for Aging

In June of 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging. This order affirmed the priority of health and well-being of older Californians and the need for polices that promote healthy aging. The Master Plan for Aging is not only a plan for older adults, but instead, a blueprint for…

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California Student Mental Health Implementation Guide

California Student Mental Health Implementation Guide

“We know that schools, families, and communities are eager to support the mental health of children and adolescents, especially in this time of intense crisis. This practical guide provides a variety of resources to start and expand these critical services at a time when they are most needed.” -Tracy Mendez, Executive Director of the California School-Based Health Alliance. In partnership…

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Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play,…

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ACEs Aware

ACEs Aware

“SPI has a track record of collaborating across systems to maximize well-being in communities. One example is our work with AAP-CA3 and other San Diego-based organizations on ACEs Aware. We strongly believe that together we can raise awareness, promote ACEs screening, treat and heal from the negative consequences of trauma to promote the importance of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and…

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Medicare or Medicaid? Got Coverage?

Medicare or Medicaid?  Got Coverage?

Medicare vs. Medicaid Submitted by Cassie Deacon, MSW Candidate As highlighted in January’s blog, the older adult population in the U.S is projected to grow to 45.8 billion individuals by 2050. But who will insure this growing number of older adults? In 2015, over 14% of California’s population were Medicare beneficiaries and over 58% of the state’s population were enrolled…

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