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.
Amy Berman was recently featured in the "Ask Me a Question" video project created by Annie Levy, creative director of the MADE VISIBLE Foundation. Each video featured in the project is designed to be an interactive teaching tool to allow students and physicians to learn firsthand about the patient’s experience of illness through the patient’s own words and images. The project was made possible through funding from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recently released a new position statement that commented on the unfair burden of discrimination in society and healthcare on LGBT older adults and argues that health professionals are in positions to pioneer fairer and more equitable treatment of these older adults.
The John A. Hartford Foundation has released a report on the success of the NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors, or ACE.s, initiative--the first national effort to prepare students in all pre-licensure nursing programs, including associate degree programs, to deliver high-quality care to older adults. The Foundation supported the initiative from 2009 to 2012. The report also examines how Hartford’s funding for the initiative catalyzed support and expansion of the program from other private foundations and corporations.
The John A. Hartford Foundation has announced the top three prize winners of the 2014-15 Hartford Foundation Story Contest: “Better Caregiving, Better Lives: Real Life Strategies and Solutions.” Congratulations to 1st prize winner Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, and to our two 2nd prize winners, Rosemary Rawlins and Marielena Zuniga. Read Marcus Escobedo’s Health AGEnda post and visit the story contest page to read the three prize-winning stories, along with those of the other eight finalists. We invite you to share these stories and use them in your own work.
The Donaghue Foundation has announced the third cycle of their "Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities" grant program, which will provide funding for health-related research projects that can improve the quality of care and the quality of life for the elderly population in nursing homes or other care facilities. Letters of intent are due on May 1, 2015. For those who receive an invitation to apply, the application will be due on July 17, 2015. More information can be found here.