“Aging In America” Is Topic For Pioneer Institute’s 26th Better Government Competition

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BOSTON – “Aging in America” is the topic of Pioneer Institute’s 26th Better Government Competition (BGC). For 2017, Pioneer seeks ideas on how to ensure a better future for aging citizens in Massachusetts and throughout the country by providing more effective and sustainable support systems for older citizens and leveraging their social capital.

The Better Government Competition is a citizens’ ideas contest open to anyone. The winner of the competition will receive $10,000 and several runners up will be awarded $1,000.

Since the inception, the implementation of winning Better Government Competition entries has saved Massachusetts taxpayers more than $750 million.
Ideas for this year’s contest may include, but are not limited to, identifying ways to keep older Americans engaged in the workforce, unique approaches to housing and transportation, and better access to health systems. Proposals to facilitate these advancements could include new technologies and/or partnerships between government agencies and care providers.
Entrants should submit a paper of five or fewer pages that includes a description of the problem being addressed, relevant background information, and an explanation of the proposed solution and how it would improve upon the current practice.
Entrants can submit their idea online at bgc.pioneerinstitute.org or email the idea in an attachment to bgc@pioneerinstitute.org. The deadline for entry is Monday, March 20 at 4:00 PM ET.
Contest guidelines are available here. For questions, contact Better Government Competition Director Shawni Littlehale at (617) 723-2277, x 207 or slittlehale@pioneerinstitute.org.


Pioneer Institute is an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization that seeks to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts through civic discourse and intellectually rigorous, data-driven public policy solutions based on free market principles, individual liberty and responsibility, and the ideal of effective, limited and accountable government.