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Research Center

researchgroup_colorThe VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy & Research advances the national knowledge base underpinning home- and community-based services by conducting scientifically rigorous research and supporting informed decision making by providers, policymakers, and consumers.

We transform data into information for action.

Mission Statement and Goals

To conduct objective research that advances knowledge promoting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the home and community, and supports informed decision making by policy makers, managers, practitioners, and consumers of home- and community-based services.


  1. To conduct and translate scientifically rigorous research on key issues affecting the quality, cost, and outcomes of home- and community-based services.
  2. To provide useful and timely information to key decision makers—within the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and outside—on issues significant to the delivery and financing of care.
  3. To serve as a catalyst for constructive changes in practice, policy, and research that promote physical and mental health and well-being and that support the independence of those with chronic illness or disability.

Our Work

Our work at the Center for Home Care Policy & Research culminates in:

Current Research Projects

Our current research projects fall into three focus areas:

  • Improving the quality, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes of home- and community-based services
  • Analyzing and informing public policies that affect home-based care
  • Supporting communities that promote successful aging in place

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Our Staff

Our staff includes preeminent scientists and researchers, many of whom have worked for and continue to collaborate with world-class research institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Columbia University Schools of Nursing and Public Health, New York University, and the Harvard Medical School.

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Our History

The Center for Home Care Policy & Research was established by VNSNY in 1993 under the direction of Dr. Penny Feldman.

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FCOI Policy

Read our Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy.

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