In order to advance our mission of improving the care of older adults, The John A. 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 also work to promote media coverage of the work of the Foundation and its grantees to improve care for older adults. We encourage you to explore this section for the latest breaking information and innovations related to the care of older people and their families.
In a recent Huffington Post piece, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation reflects on both the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and many older adults’ need to manage chronic pain.
Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) provide intensive, operational training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth. All were selected through a highly competitive process that focused on clinical excellence, outstanding leadership, reputation and experience. As teachers and mentors, all PCLC faculty are seasoned leaders in the field and bring the full weight of their experience to you.
Kevin Washington, President and CEO of the YMCA of the USA, was recently recognized by The NonProfit Times as one of the Power and Influence Top 50. The 2016 honorees were selected from a group of roughly 300 top executives.
The overarching goal of this Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funding opportunity is to generate needed CER evidence to: a) support care planning over time that is consistent with the goals and preferences of adult patients with advanced illnesses and their caregivers, and b) support the delivery of coordinated, community-based palliative care that effectively implements those care plans. PCORI seeks to fund multiple, large, multi-site, community-based CER studies to generate evidence in support of this goal.
Approximately 10,000 Americans retire each day and discover that most of them do not have any dental benefits. Dr. Terry Fulmer will be speaking at this invitation-only event along with distinguished colleagues from government, academe, public health, professional associations, corporate entities and advocacy groups to discuss the need, the rationale, the cost, and the benefits of expanded oral healthcare for seniors.