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.
With a new toolkit on competent care for low-income older adults, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) has provided messaging, resources, and interventions to Community Catalyst advocates and others that can help promote workforce readiness and competency to states and managed care plans participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative that is aligning and integrating care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. More information about the toolkit can be found here.
Abraham A Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC, an assistant professor and associate director at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the NYU College of Nursing is one of 12 nursing educators from across the country to win a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year. The Nurse Faculty Scholar award is given to early career nurse faculty who show strong promise as future leaders in academic nursing. In conjunction with the selection, Brody will receive a three-year, $350,000 award to promote his academic career and support his research.
Candidates with a strong commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in aging-relevant policy work are invited to joint the next cohort of Health and Aging Policy Fellows for 2015-2016. The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to affect change through policy at a local, state or federal level.
At the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Nightingala Celebration on October 15, Hartford grantee Sarah Szanton, a leader in nursing and gerontology, received the Protégé Award. Dr. Szanton was one of two nurses from the Johns Hopkins Nursing School and four overall recipients of the National Research Awards at the event.
Since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life" with findings and recommendation regarding palliative care, the national media has extensively covered the dialogue revolving around supporting practice and policy solutions for seriously ill people and their families. Hartford grantee and Director of the Center to Advance Palliatice Care (CAPC) Diane E. Meier, who served on the committee appointed by the Institute of Medicine to create the report, has since been featured in various interviews and publications speaking about palliative care.