Northwest Organizations

Healthy Aging Alliance seeks to answer the question, “what is healthy aging?” through partnerships, discovery, education, and outreach. They engage in translational research to truly change the aging trajectory toward health and quality of life. Care of older adults is best done in teams so they have taken a team approach to their research and training needs, too.

Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E.) is a statewide coalition of dedicated organizations and individuals united in changing the way Oregonians feel about health and long-term care for older adults.

Building on principles of the Pioneer Network, a national grass-roots organization committed to changing the culture of aging in America, Oregonians from a variety of organizations and experiences founded M.O.V.E., a coalition in which ideas and actions come together to create culture change for the benefit of elders and those who support them.

Take a moment to view their latest online training video on person-centered care, "Let's Get Real: Being 
person-centered in a task oriented world,"
 a training course for those who care for our elders.  

State Planning for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon (SPADO) is a statewide planning group assembled by the Oregon Legislature to plan for care of persons with dementia.

There are several new resources for consumers and providers:
"Concerned About Dementia"
"After a Dementia Diagnosis: What to do next"
"Clinical Provider Roadmap"

Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) promotes a robust workforce of well-prepared nursing professionals who are dedicated to providing care and leading change to meet the health needs of our communities by educating nurses from all settings to embrace leadership opportunities, developing certainty through research, advocating for effective outcomes, and stimulating collaborative innovation.

OCN created a Long-Term-Care Leadership Development/Retention Task Force, offered the Leadership and Management in Long-Term-Care certification course for Directors of Nursing Service in partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing Continuing Education Department, and continues to offer quarterly educational events for long term care nursing professionals.