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.
Susan Jaffe writes for NPR about the gap between need and demand for geriatrics health care professionals and how medical schools are using older adults themselves to help gain the interest of medical students. John A. Hartford Foundation Program Director Chris Langston and his annual analysis of geriatrician-in-training workforce data in our Health AGEnda blog.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to announce the launch of its Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) initiative, with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation.
The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved three grants totaling more than $3.28 million to renew and expand work to ensure that the voices of older adults and aging-expert professionals are heard in the continuing debates over health care delivery; to develop quality measures and performance standards that support integrated, patient-centered, goal-based care that helps people to achieve their priority outcomes; and to continue the ReFraming Aging Initiative, which seeks to counter the pervasive negative beliefs about aging that are barriers to improving the care of older adults.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows for 2015-2016 has been announced.
A study published in the Journal of American Medical Assocation (JAMA) Surgery titled "Effect of Delirium and Other Major Complications on Outcomes After Elective Surgery in Older Adults" and co-authored by JAHF grantee Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH evaluates the association of major postoperative complications and delirium, alone and combined, with adverse outcomes after surgery.