The mission of the John A. Hartford Foundation is to improve the health of older adults in the United States.
Based in New York City, the Hartford Foundation was founded in 1929 by the family owners of the A&P grocery chain. After an early history of funding pioneering biomedical research, for the last three decades the Foundation has been a champion of research and education in geriatric medicine, nursing, and social work. Today the Foundation pursues opportunities to put geriatrics expertise to work in all health care settings by:
Recognizing that its commitment alone is not sufficient to realize the improvements it seeks, the John A. Hartford Foundation invites and encourages innovative partnerships with other funders, as well as public, non-profit and private groups dedicated to improving the health of older adults.
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