Advocacy Work

HIGN seeks to shape policy through our reports and publications which advocate for the quality and care of older adults. Review our reports and publications below to learn more. 

Aasha Raval

16 strategies for integrating CNAs into care planning and IDT meetings

Aasha Raval, MPH, a health equity researcher mentored by Jasmine Travers, is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, February 16, 2024. 

Moroni Fernandez Cajavilca

The plight of the immigrant workforce: A moral dilemma of the current LTC environment

Moroni Fernandez Cajavilca, PhD student mentored by Tina Sadarangani, is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, January 22, 2024. 

Dr. Sadarangani

Adult day services offer more than ‘dancing and dominoes’

HIGN Assistant Director, Policy: Community-Based Services Dr. Tina Sadarangani is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, December 5th, 2023. 

Xiang Qi, PhD, RN

Tackling social isolation among older adults amid recurring COVID-19 outbreaks

Dr. Xiang Qi, NYU Meyers Research Scientist, is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, November 14, 2023. 

Dr. Travers

Moving forward CNA wages, support and career pathways

HIGN Assistant Director, Policy: Long-Term Care Dr. Jasmine Travers is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, October 27, 2023. 

Jasmine Travers, Alice Bonner, and Isaac Longobardi

From talk to action: Moving forward with nursing home quality improvement

HIGN Assistant Director, Policy: Long-Term Care Dr. Jasmine Travers, HIGN J. Paul Advisory Council Member Alice Bonner and Isaac Longobardi are guest columnists for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, August 30, 2023. 

Dr. Breder

Calling for a trauma-aware culture in long-term care

HIGN Assistant Director, Behavioral Health Dr. Kelseanne Breder is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, July 12, 2023. 

Dr. Robin Klar

Sharing direct care workers’ stories to support recruitment and retention

Dr. Robin Klar, NYU Meyers faculty, is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, May 22, 2023. 

Dr. Ma

How to improve communication for quality home healthcare

Affiliated HIGN faculty Dr. Chenjuan Ma co-writes as a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, May 2, 2023. 

old person in a wheelchair

Navigating older adults’ discomfort with telehealth in SNFs

HIGN Assistant Director of Community Linkages and Housing Dr. Daniel David and PhD student mentored by Dan David, are guest columnists for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, February 22, 2023. 

Moroni Fernandez Cajavilca

Amendments to the public charge rule did not go far enough when it comes to LTC

Moroni Fernandez Cajavilca, PhD student mentored by Tina Sadarangani, is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, January 27, 2023. 

Dr. Travers

Google is one of the best places to work. Can nursing homes emulate it?

HIGN Assistant Director, Policy: Long-Term Care Dr. Jasmine Travers is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, January 18, 2023. 

Dr. Cortes

Fixing the mental health crisis in long-term care

HIGN Executive Director Dr. Tara Cortes is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, December 5, 2022.

Marisa Bergh

Are value-based payments the best CMS can do for nursing home residents? A call for stronger action

Marisa Bergh, graduate student mentored by Jasmine Travers, is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, November 4, 2022.

Dr. Travers

The Impact of the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

HIGN Assistant Director, Policy: Long-Term Care Dr. Jasmine Travers testifys to the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has posed to nursing home residents and staff, Sep 21, 2022.

Dr. Sadarangani

Health begins at home. Alas, so do proposed budget cuts

HIGN Assistant Director, Policy: Community-Based Services Dr. Tina Sadarangani is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, September 20, 2022. 

Dr. Cortes

Essential Reform in Long-Term Care

HIGN Executive Director Dr. Tara Cortes is published in the journal Nursing Clinics of North America, June 2022. 

Dr. Cortes

The conundrum of minimal staffing plans

HIGN Executive Director Dr. Tara Cortes is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, May 12, 2021. 

CMA NH Report

Geography is Not Destiny: Protecting Nursing Home Residents from the Next Pandemic

Former HIGN Associate Director Cinnamon St. John's Center for Medicare Advocacy report looks at how COVID-19 exploited existing vulnerabilities in nursing homes and offers policy recommendations for needed change in nursing home care. 

Dr. Cortes

Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce – Challenges and Solutions

HIGN Executive Director Dr. Tara Cortes speaks for the New York State Senate Committee on July 27, 2021.

Dr. Cortes

Needed: More Nursing in Nursing Homes

HIGN Executive Director Dr. Tara Cortes and Penn State University Professor Emerita Dr. Ann Kolanowski write an op-ed for the Daily News, June 20, 2020.