Survey Says? New Poll on Team Care

The results are in. Teamwork and the key services of a patient-centered medical home—important and controversial aspects of health reform efforts—can improve older adults’ health. Find out more from our newly released public opinion poll of older adults.


Listen to Archived Webinar Recordings, Whenever You Want

Check out our archive of free recordings of recent webinars conducted through BandwidthOnline.org, the John A. Hartford Foundation’s one-stop, online source for communications tools and information.


Touched By a Hartford Grant? You are a Change AGEnt!

Our exciting new Hartford Change AGEnts initiative, which officially launched at the Gerontological Society of America meeting in November, will harness the collective strengths and expertise of Hartford grantees, scholars, and other health system leaders to create change in the practice environment to improve the health of older adults, their families, and communities.


Join us in celebrating 30 years of funding in Aging & Health.

Visit our interactive 2012 annual report site and learn about the dedicated work of Hartford Trustees, staff, and grantees to improve the health of older adults.


Join Us!

If you are a scholar in geriatric medicine, nursing, and social work who has been supported by Hartford, a curent or past grantee, or worked with any of our projects at any time, you are a Hartford Change AGEnt and we want to support you! Join the Change AGEnts community and work with us to accelerate practice change that improves the health of older adults. For all the latest information, visit ChangeAGEnts365.org

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The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded grants totaling   $1.94 million to improve depression care at five non-profit community health clinics in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region through its Social Innovation Fund project, a partnership with the University of Washington's AIMS Center.  Additional sites will be announced this spring. 

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From Our Blog

Casey Shillam, left, and Grandma Pat.

The death of her Grandma Pat filled Casey Shillam with unbelievable grief. But in dealing with her grandmother's hospitalization and sudden passing, Shillam—who recently completed her time as Chair of the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders—was reminded how valuable the work done by the group's scholars and fellows is. Continue reading

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Grants At Work

The John A. Hartford Foundation Communications & Dissemination Initiative: Building Your Bandwidth for Better Communication  

Effective communication is essential if we hope to achieve our common goal of improving the health of older adults. We must clearly articulate the problems and special needs of older people in our health care system to focus the attention of policy makers, health system leaders, and the general public. We must translate the scientific and technical language of the promising solutions our grantees have created into comprehensible and implementable ideas.

This is why the John A. Hartford Foundation has invested in our Communications and Dissemination Initiative, and why we are sharing some of the resources and tools we have developed with our network of grantees and friends.

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Featured Report

From its founding more than 80 years ago, the John A. Hartford Foundation has boldly tackled pressing social needs, funding research and programs that have revolutionized medicine and shaped the delivery of health care.  This 2012 Annual Report celebrates the Foundation’s Aging and Health program, which for the past 30 years has been improving the health of older Americans.

From 1982 to 2012 the Foundation awarded 560 Aging and Health grants worth $451 million.  As a result, a large and growing group of researchers, clinicians, and educators have gained expertise in aging issues.  Read our blog post on the report to learn more, download or request a copy here, or visit our interactive annual report site, which includes a 30 year timeline of grant initiatives.

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RT @CaringAcrossGen: 1 in 5 #caregivers is taking care of a spouse. MT @theCGspace: New Report Examines Burden of #Caregiving on Spouses ht…
Public Poll: “On Your Team: What Older Adults Think About Team Care and Medical Home Services” ow.ly/w2Pnt
Don't miss this great opportunity for #ChangeAGEnts365! Apply for the June Policy Institute today! ChangeAGEnts365.org
RT @JHARTFOUND: Amy Berman @NotesOnNursing writes about new report that examines the burden of caregiving on spouses. bit.ly/QD01t2