This week, as a cap to our posts for Older Americans Month, we would like to raise awareness of a grant received by Susan Saffel-Shrier to aid in nutrition research for older adults.
Grant title: Implementation of a Collaborative Malnutrition-Focused Transition of Care and Referral Process.
The grant is funded by the USDHHS, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living and totals approximately $1 million. This grant is investigating RDN provided medical nutrition therapy in the prevention of hospital readmissions among malnourished community-living older adults. The project is in its first year of a three-year grant. Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN, CD, Certified Gerontologist and professor at the University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is the principal investigator with Amy Covington, MS, RDN, CD, also from the U of U, and Charlotte Vincent, PhD, RDN, CD from the Utah Department of Aging and Adult Services as co-investigators.
If you have a patient or client who is at risk or has malnutrition, please consider referring them to the study. Participants need to be 60+ years of age, willing to received HDM, and have been discharged from the hospital in the last 6 months.
Please contact Amy Covington if you need further information or with a referral. She can be contacted at: 385-377-4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan and Amy have also developed some malnutrition education outreach materials specific to COVID-19. Download them below!