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.
Senior Program Officer Rachael Watman, MSW of the John A. Hartford Foundation and Executive Director J. Taylor Harden, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) recently published the lead article in the latest issue of The Gerontologist titled, "The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence: An Evolution of a Nursing Initiative to Improve Care of Older Adults."
Secretary Burwell and Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield announced the morning of June 24, 2015 the 2015 Innovates Awards honorees at the HHS Innovates Awards ceremony in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.The John A. Hartford Foundation along with its collaborators (Marisa Scala-Foley, ACL; Lauren Solkowski, ACL; Tim McNeill (consultant); Partners in Care Foundation; and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging) were all honored for "linking health care and community services" via the ACL Busines Acumen Learning Collaborative.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will be accepting applications for the 2016 Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) awards program beginning September 7, 2015. GEMSSTAR awards program provides early career physicians up to $150,000 of direct funding (over a two-year period) to support aging research. Interested applicants have the option of submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) prior to submitting their GEMSSTAR application to NIA. The deadline to submit an application is October 7, 2015.
Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Grantmakers In Aging Diversity Award. GIA established the Diversity Award in 2003 to recognize national, regional, and local individuals, programs, and organizations that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging.
Applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to ICUs, possibly extending lives and reducing Medicare costs, according to a three-year analysis by Mount Sinai researchers published in the May edition of Health Affairs, under the journal's Aging & Health series sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation.