News & Events

Stay up-to-date with NCECE news, announcements of new webinars and learning collaborative, and access an archive of all of our monthly newsletters! As new webinars and learning collaboratives are scheduled, announcements can be found on this page. Every month, each new edition of the newsletter will be added to our newsletters page so you can access the stories or save them to read later!  

Recent News

Doctor’s Note: The Facts on Fractures, Falls, and Osteoporosis

May 21, 2020

By: On-Yee Amy Lo, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist I, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

May is National Osteoporosis Month. The National Osteoporosis Foundation has communication resources and educational materials available for health care providers to share with their patients. Osteoporosis facts, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and other helpful resources for older adult patients are available on the Health in Aging website

A Female Doctor Explaining Bone Health to an Older Adult WomanOsteoporosis is a skeletal disorder that is characterized by decreased bone mass density and increased susceptibility to fractures. Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because osteoporosis remains frequently unnoticed until a fracture occurs. Falls are the most common scenario to cause fractures in older adults, which will then increase the risk of morbidity and mortality.... Read more about Doctor’s Note: The Facts on Fractures, Falls, and Osteoporosis

Oral Cancer Awareness

April 16, 2020

How teamwork between dental providers and other medical professionals can aid in early detection of cancer and increase chances of survival

By NCECE Staff
Reviewed by: Dr. Lisa Simon

An older male dental patient speaks with his male dental providerThis year alone, more than 53,000 adults in the U.S. are projected to be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer, commonly referred to as head and neck cancer, with nearly 11,000 of those estimated cases to result in death.1 Older adults are particularly vulnerable to oral cancers, which have an average age at diagnosis of 62 years. Improved surveillance and patient education can aid in prevention and early detection, leading to improved survival rates for older adult patients.... Read more about Oral Cancer Awareness

A Letter from NCECE Principal Investigator Dr. Christine Riedy

April 16, 2020

A profile photo of Dr. Christine RiedyOur team at the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our nation, its health centers, and especially our older adult population. Those over 65 who are infected with COVID-19 are at a higher risk for severe complications, including hospitalizations. Like many across the U.S., we are staying home (#StayHome) in hopes of protecting the older adults in our communities.... Read more about A Letter from NCECE Principal Investigator Dr. Christine Riedy