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 the American Geriatrics Society and Beeson scholar Dr. Sei Lee of the University of California, San Francisco, were recently highlighted in Paula Span’s The New Old Age Blog for their work in developing a list of common treatments that doctors should avoid when treating older adults.
The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative is pleased to announce the Beeson Scholars/ Hartford Change AGEnts Action Fund, which provides a new funding opportunity for current and alumni Beeson Scholars. The Hartford Foundation and American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) are seeking applications for projects that align with the new Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative focused on practice change and interprofessional collaboration. 5-10 grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 will be available.
The John A. Hartford Foundation was recently featured in a piece by The Chronicle of Philanthropy on its participation in the Social Impact Exchange (SIE), a membership organization that includes many foundations interested in expanding proven programs. The Foundation has been a member of SIE’s health group and has nominated two of its successful grantees’ programs that are ready to expand: the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the IMPACT model for depression care.
Cambia Health Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, a new initiative designed to identify, cultivate and advance the next generation of palliative care leaders. The program seeks to support outstanding emerging faculty and clinicians by investing in their professional development. Sojourns Scholars receive $180,000 in funding to conduct an innovative impactful clinical, research, education or policy project in the field of palliative care. Applications due March 10. Visit here for more information.
The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence program is providing special funding to support a Health and Aging Policy Fellow Award for an RN interested in embarking on a non-residential Health and Aging Policy Fellowship track. Applications are due by April 15, 2014.