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.
The Lown Institute is calling for proposals for its first RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants. The grant provides grantees with $7000 to pilot programs that teach trainees to recognize and avoid overuse, provide ethical, compassionate care, and build more meaningful relationships with patients. Applications are due September 12, 2014 and recipients will be announced in late October.
The American College of Cardiology has released the Essentials of Cardiovascular Care in Older Adults (ECCOA), a free online self-assessment curriculum designed for cardiovascular specialists and other clinicians who care for older patients with cardiovascular disease (continuing education credits are available for physicians and nurses). The curriculum was designed to teach practitioners key features of aging that directly impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) to improve care and quality of life in this growing segment of cardiovascular patients. The curriculum, developed with funding from theJohn A. Hartford Foundation, can be accessed at www.cardiosource.org/ECCOA.
The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE), located at The Gerontological Society of America, has announced $1.2 million in awards to the latest cohort of Claire M. Fagin Fellows and Patricia G. Archbold Scholars studying gerontological nursing in academic settings across the United States.
The Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) Program in the Care of Older Adults Action Award is given to an outstaning chief resident who has developed a project within their CRIT program that has an impact on enhancing geriatrics knowledge within their institution. The Action Awards are open to chief residents who participated in the CRIT program in 2013. Individuals in the CRIT program are invited to submit their completed Action Project by August 1, 2014 to be considered for the award.
Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health is a national program designed to develop, support, and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. Hartford grantee Eric Coleman writes in the Health Affairs GrantWatch blog about the national program that is an "investment in 'human capital' with long-term dividends aimed at preparing and positioning geriatric experts to improve care of older adults across the continuum of health care settings."