The Center has formed solid relationships with health care providers and organizations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Its efforts to improve care of the elderly have strengthened communication among the leaders of aging programs at the Universities of Vermont, Southern Maine, and New Hampshire and representatives of the 3-state governments. Ongoing collaboration has lead to the development of the Northern New England Partnership in Aging. As a result, the academic collaborators work jointly as a component of the Harvard Upper New England Geriatric Education Center (HUNEGEC). Related projects include:
- Development of innovative approaches to improve information quality and utility about long-term care, through the development of a uniform dataset across NH, VT and ME. The Commonwealth Fund and New Hampshire's Health Care Transition Fund have supported this project to develop and test a brief, standard data system for monitoring the health of the States' aged populations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Virginia.
- Creation of newsletters and symposia on Aging activities both at Dartmouth and in the community
- Development of a speakers bureau comprised of health care professionals who speak to community organizations on aging issues and geriatrics