Reports and Publications

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. 

The Conundrum of Minimal Staffing Plans: HIGN Executive Director Dr. Tara Cortes is a guest columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News.

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. 

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.

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.