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.
The March issue of the American Society on Aging's journal, Generations, focuses on eldercare workforce issues and features articles by JAHF President Terry Fulmer, Program Director Rani Snyder, and several grantees, including the Eldercare Workforce Alliance. Several articles are open access and can be found here.
The purpose of the Elder Justice Innovation Grants program is to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large, such as by developing materials, programs, etc that can be widely disseminated and/or replicated, or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence-base of knowledge. For FY 2016, the following have been identified as priority areas: self-neglect, abuse in guardianship, elder abuse forensic centers, and elder abuse in Indian Country.
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the NYU Rory Meyer College of Nursing graduation ceremony. Dr. Fulmer, the founding dean NYU Meyers, was recognized for outstanding humanitarian efforts on behalf of professional nursing. She is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research.
Amy Berman, RN, a Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation, a nurse, and a passionate champion for improving the care of older adults, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University at the school’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22. Ms. Berman delivered a Commencement address to the undergraduate School of Nursing on the university’s Hamden, Connecticut campus.
The geriatric emergency medicine podcast GEMCAST just won an ALiEM (Academic Life in Emergency Medicine) award for "Best New Podcast." ALIEM is one of the most read blogs in emergency medicine. Christina Shenvi’s creation of this new podcast is made possible by the Practice Change Leaders in Aging and Health grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.