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About Diana L. White

Dr. White works on a variety of education and evaluation projects related to long-term services and supports. She and IOA colleagues recently completed a report on resident satisfactionin Adult Care Homes in Multnomah County. She leads an annual consumer satisfaction surveys of consumers of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC). Last winter she conducted a similar survey of Oregon Project Independent clients. Dr. White was co-project director with Julie Cartwright at the OHSU School of Nursing, Enriched Clinical Learning Environments through Partnerships (ECLEPs), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Northwest Health Foundation. Its purpose was to attract nursing students into long-term care careers through excellent clinical learning experiences. Dr. White was also the PI on projects related to development and evaluation of ADRCs and options counseling, a core service. Dr. White and other PSU faculty and staff developed professional standards for options counselors, developed and delivered training, and conducted consumer satisfaction surveys. Previous research focused on supporting direct care workers in long-term care settings and developing tools to measure person-directed care practices. Dr. White teaches the Families and Aging course for the School of Community Health.


Present Senior Research Associate, Portland State University Institute on Aging

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  • Families and Aging


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