As of 2010 the EDAC content is no longer being updated. However, the information may still be useful to the research community.
The Evidence Database on Aging Care (EDAC) is an online database to help scholars, policy analysts, and advocates stay on top of the latest research and innovations in aging care, including health care and social services.
EDAC is designed to provide empirical support for policy development and seeks to promote effective and cost-effective programs and services for older adults. EDAC primarily includes intervention studies addressing problem reduction or amelioration and prevention studies that seek to prevent a problem from occurring or to prevent further negative outcomes when problems have already emerged.
The evidence database is regularly updated by a professional staff of contributors that filters, reviews, and catalogues articles published in professional journals both in the U.S. and abroad. An advisory committee of experts in gerontology, social work research, and database methods provides consultation and assistance in the selection of topics for inclusion in the database.
SWLI populates the evidence database with published studies and articles that inform and advance policy discussions regarding aging care and the role of social workers. Policy topics are identified by the Advisory Committee, with two topics currently identified:
- Social Work Intervention Effectiveness
- Outcomes of Care Coordination for Older Adults