Pillars for the care of older persons in the Caribbean.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pillars for the Care of Older Persons in the Caribbean: A Comprehensive Community-Based Framework (Pillars) is a hybrid of multiple public health frameworks developed through community-based participatory research processes. Health and social service professionals, governmental organizations, elderly persons, and others from across the English-speaking Caribbean countries developed the Pillars framework to address the growing elderly population and with an aim to increase the number of healthy and active years of life. The Pillars framework consists of four interrelated pillars organized across multiple sectors of society: primary care with care management; integrated services coordination; population-based health promotion and disease prevention; and planning and accountability. Pillars is enabled by an envisioned integrated system of information technology that will increase community-based services delivery, interprofessional communication and coordination, and will aggregate data with all identifiers removed for surveillance, planning, forecasting, policy making, evaluation, and research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Powell, DL; Price, AJ; Burns, FA; McConnell, ES; Hendrix, CC; McWhinney-Dehaney, L; Lombardi, MM

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 80 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 22211755

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1446

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-1209

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1446.2011.00963.x


  • eng