The Innovation Leaders group is composed of services and settings that have demonstrated a commitment to (a) evaluating best practices through research; (b) adopting best practices as the standard of care in their setting; and (c) collaborating with diverse entities to advance the effectiveness and quality of innovative practices and products that maximize optimal aging and adaptive function. These representatives assist the Center to:
- Identify gaps that interfere with optimal aging and adaptive function that may be addressed through research or practice changes;
- Develop and implement evidence-based practices and products through research and training grants;
- Evaluate the adoption of evidence-based practices and products as the “standard of care” in their setting; and
- Advance the Center’s partnerships with industry, academic settings, and policy-makers to promote development and adoption of evidence-based practices and products.