Scripps Gerontology Center
The Scripps Foundation for Research in Population Problems was established in 1922 through an endowment from noted newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps. For more than forty years, the Scripps Foundation remained in the forefront of the scientific study of population and fertility in the U.S. and the world. In the mid-1960s, the research emphasis turned toward population aging and related social issues. By 1967, Scripps developed and offered the University’s first course in social gerontology. Miami University formally established a Gerontology Center within the Scripps Foundation in 1972. Four years later, Scripps Gerontology Center was one of the first seven multidisciplinary centers for the study of aging in the nation to be funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Collections in this community
Ohio's Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities in the Economic Downturn: How have they adjusted? (2014-05-13)Long-term care facilities have been impacted by the economic downturn and other changes in the long-term care system. This research brief describes strategies most often implemented by Ohio's nursing homes and residential ...
(2014-03-14)The 2013 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging builds on previous surveys to assess the evolving role of AAAs in the new health care delivery system. Findings from this survey highlight the changing population served ...
Leveraging Resources Between the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (2014-02-13)This report describes a project that sought to determine the role the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) might play in supporting the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in their expanded role in the HOME Choice ...
Maybe Elephants Can Dance: Two Decades of Progress in Delivering Long-Term Services and Supports in Ohio (2013-11-12)This longitudinal study, initiated by the General Assembly in 1993 and continuously funded by the Ohio Department of Aging, tracks how long-term services and supports utilization has changed over the past two decades in Ohio.
(2013-05-07)This study describes the changes in Ohio's approach to delivering long-term services that have occurred in the last 20 years.