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In order to advance our mission of improving the health of older adults, Hartford Foundation staff and grantees use the power of convenings, educational programs and publications to develop and disseminate new ideas, opportunities and best practices.  We encourage you to explore the News and Events section for the latest breaking information and innovations related to the care of older adults.     

  • HealthLeaders Magazine: Hospitals Prep for More Patients with Dementia

    Writing for HealthLeaders magazine, Jacqueline Fellows reports on three keys to success in preparing hospitals and health systems for the growing number of patients with dementia: thoughtful avoidance of medical intervention, treating the family and not just the patient, and establishing clinical practice guidelines. The article features several Hartford grantees including Kyle Allen, a Practice Change Fellow, and Evelyn Granieri, who has served on the Geriatrics for Specialists Initiative council.  The article can be read here.

  • Top 10 Unanswered Questions Related to Acute Care of Older Persons

    The Acute Care of Older Persons Priority Setting Partnership within the Society of Hospital Medicine has posted its white paper, Creating and Supporting a Patient-centered Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine Research Agenda, which outlines the top 10 unanswered questions related to older adults in acute care settings.  The research agenda was developed using a patient-centered methodology incorporating older adults advocacy groups as well as providers and other stakeholders. The white paper, PowerPoint slides and an FAQ can be found by scrolling to the bottom of SHM's web site here

  • MedScape: Every Oncologist Is a Geriatric Oncologist

    A MedScape article by Zosia Chustecka, 'Every Oncologist Is a Geriatric Oncologist,' highlights the fact that cancer is a disease of aging and points to a new series of reports on geriatric oncology, published in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  The reports include work from Beeson Scholars Arti Hurria and William Dale, as well as other Hartford grantees.  The MedScape article can be read here and the report series overview can be accessed here.  

  • NIH Funding Opportunity: MD-PhD Training Program in Aging and the Social/Behavioral Sciences

    The NIA's MD-PhD Institutional Training Program in Aging and the Social/Behavioral Sciences is designed to help strengthen the pipeline of physician scholars dedicated to using social and behavioral science approaches to addressing the nation's challenges raised by population aging. Applications are due November 7, 2014.

  • Amy Berman Remembers and Honors Jessie Gruman in Health Affairs

    Jessie Gruman, founding president of the Center for Advancing Health, died on July 14, 2014 after a fifth bout with cancer. She was a hero to patients, families, and health care providers for her selfless work to help people better understand their role and responsibilities in supporting their own health. In the in a recent Health Affairs Blog post, Amy Berman, Hartford Foundation Senior Program Officer, honors and remembers Ms. Gruman as the "elegant, gracious, yet fierce warrior advocate" she was.  "She remained centered through the end of her days on improving the health of others."

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