Partnerships

Image: Maps with collaboration sites highlighted in red for student, yellow for OMA, and green for research. Text: 2016 Annual Report.  We work with entities around the globe and in our backyard. 166 sites in 4 countries. 97 of these sites were in Ohio. Image: Maps with collaboration sites highlighted in red for student, yellow for OMA, and green for research. Text: 2016 Annual Report.  We work with entities around the globe and in our backyard. 166 sites in 4 countries. 97 of these sites were in Ohio.

Miami collaboration

In 2016 we worked with more than 18 academic departments and university offices.

Student internships

95 sites in 39 cities, 15 states and 3 countries
Working with internship sites throughout the world gives our undergraduate and master’s students crucial hands-on experience. The opportunity to work with professionals in the field of aging helps students refine goals and jump-starts their careers.

Research collaboration

13 universities in 11 states
We regularly work with national organizations such as the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). We also meet with state and national lawmakers to present our findings and provide information to help them make important policy and budget decisions. And we regularly contribute to the scholarly community through journal publications and presentations at national conferences. In addition to our national level work, we work closely with state officials in Ohio to help the state address issues related to our rapidly aging population.

Opening Minds through Art (OMA)

57 sites in 38 cities, 13 states and 3 countries
Since 2008 the OMA program has been building bridges across age and cognitive barriers though art. This innovative program implemented in small group sessions is made possible through collaboration with sites and volunteers on many levels.

Our ongoing collaboration in research, education, and service multiplies our efforts.

We’ve been making a difference together for nearly 100 years!

2016 mission accomplished through engagement with 166 Sites in 4 Countries 97 of these sites were in Ohio

A HERITAGE OF COLLABORATION

E.W. Scripps

Ever since E. W. Scripps established the center as the Scripps Foundation for Research in Population Problems in 1922, we have been making a difference through collaboration.

The research done in the early years of the center established the Scripps Foundation as a leading source of demographic information in the United States.

The White House

Our center’s director served on the planning committee for the first two White House Conferences on Aging (1961 and 1971). The collaborative efforts from these conferences set the stage for the passage of several major pieces of legislation for older Americans. In 1972 the focus of the center shifted to address the needs of our aging population, and it was renamed the Scripps Gerontology Center.

2020 Map of projected population in Ohio

The late 1980’s brought special funding from the Ohio Board of Regents and collaborations with the Ohio Department of Aging. These collaborations – the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project, and our study of long-term care utilization in Ohio – have made a positive impact on the lives of aging Ohioans.

US Capital Building

On a national level, Scripps began working with the U.S. Administration on Aging and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) in 2006 to assess the U.S. aging network’s capacity.