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About West Health

Led by President and CEO Shelley Lyford, West Health is composed of three nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations:

The Gary and Mary West Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation that advances outcomes-based philanthropy by awarding 534 grants totaling more than $212 million since its inception in 2006. The Foundation works to develop high-impact partnerships with nonprofits in San Diego, Omaha and select national organizations.

The West Health Institute conducts applied medical research focused on common-sense solutions to lowering healthcare costs and enabling access to high quality, affordable models of care that specifically address seniors’ needs.

The West Health Policy Center promotes policy research and education to identify innovative policy solutions that can slow the trajectory of rising healthcare costs, while improving access to high-quality care, particularly for older Americans.

West Health Mission

West Health’s mission is to lower healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence. Visit Website

ADVANCING COMMON-SENSE SOLUTIONS

Through a combination of research, policy, advocacy and philanthropy, West Health is collaborating with a range of mission-aligned organizations to improve care for seniors, lower costs and create a sustainable healthcare system for everyone.

WEST HEALTH AREAS OF FOCUS

LOWERING HEALTHCARE COSTS

  • Accelerate Adoption of Value-based Care
  • Lower the Price of Prescription Drugs
  • Increase Pricing Transparency

SENIOR-FOCUSED SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Care Coordination
  • Nutrition/Malnutrition

SENIOR-FOCUSED ACUTE CARE

  • Geriatric Emergency Care
  • Home & Community-based Acute Care

SENIOR-FOCUSED CHRONIC CARE

  • Community-based Palliative Care
  • Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®)
  • Home-based Primary Care
  • Oral Healthcare & Care Coordination
  • Caregivers