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.
Hartford grantee Community Catalyst released a new paper which examines provisions in the documents guiding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Dual Eligible Demonstration projects as they relate to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. The report lays out a set of recommendations to move toward achieving health equity for dual eligibles.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) just announced three funding opportunities spawned by the NIA U13-ASP/AAIM Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications in Older Adults Symposium. The research agenda-setting symposium was co-sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation through it’s "Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine: Moving Forward from Awareness to Action" which seeks to achieve the goal of embedding geriatrics and gerontology into the specialties of internal medicine by expanding research efforts through National Institutes of Health meetings, continuing professional development of T. Franklin Williams Scholars, and putting resources to work constructively.
Are you a family caregiver of on older adult or a health care provider who works with caregivers? Share your story about challenges and solutions and help others achieve better caregiving and better lives. As part of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s efforts to improve the health of older adults, we encourage our grantees, colleagues in the field of aging and health, and the broader public to share stories about the problems older adults and their families experience in our health care system and, even more importantly, solutions to those problems.
Earlier this month, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the new cohort of T. Franklin Williams and Jahnigen Career Development Award Scholars for 2014. Both the Williams and Jahnigen Awards provide supplemental career development support to academic geriatricians or medical and surgical subspecialists who have received a National Institute on Aging (NIA) GEMSSTAR Award (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research).
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released a Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults, designed to enable healthcare professionals and hospital systems to implement actionable, evidence-based measures to prevent and treat this life-threatening problem, the most common postoperative complication in older adults.