Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS)
NIDUS is a collaborative, multidisciplinary network dedicated to the acceleration of scientific discovery in delirium research, through focused collaboration and creation of sustainable infrastructure to enhance innovative and high-quality research. NIDUS was created in response to a call from the National Institutes on Aging to support a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Age Friendly Health System
People who are drawn to IHI see beyond walls to the possibilities on the other side. We are inspired and energized by one uniting vision: a future in which everyone has the best care and health possible. Although the problems are big and daunting, we resolve to approach them with optimism grounded in rigorous science, hard work, and a relentless drive for results. IHI is a recognized innovator, convener, and generous leader, a trustworthy partner, and the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better.
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is an international nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations. The NICHE program of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing provides resources for nursing and interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals for the care of older adult clients.
NICHE was founded in 1992 by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, who saw a national need for continued education and consultation for nurses providing care for older adults. Later, NICHE introduced the online Leadership Training Program (LTP) to increase the flexibility and affordability of starting a NICHE program in a healthcare facility.
Today, NICHE continues to be a leader in geriatric care and our network of healthcare organizations now includes 566 member organizations and continues to expand its national and international reach.
The Lown Institute is leading the movement for brave medicine that rejects the status quo of profit-driven, low-value care and advances a system where all Americans have the opportunity for health regardless of who they are, where they live, and how much they earn.