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.
A recent study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill based on a survey conducted at a North Carolina hospital suggests that a significant number of seniors admitted into emergency rooms may be suffering from malnourishment. The study, one of the first of its kind, seeks to document the extent of malnourishment in this demographic and was featured in The New Old Age Blog in the New York Times. Dr. Timothy Platts-Mills, one of Hartford's UNC-Chapel Hill Centers of Excellence Scholars and Hartford Change AGEnts who received one of the Centers of Excellence/Change AGEnts Collaborattive Pilot Awards, is one of the authors of the study.
Comparatively, patients in the New York metropolitan region, guided by doctors working and trained at several of the country’s top academic medical centers, tend to opt for more aggressive treatments much more often than other Americans despite the accessibility to doctors working. Hartford grantee, Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), is featured in the article.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the 20 nurses from across the United States who have been selected as RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014, the program’s last cohort. This diverse group will participate in a three-year, world-class leadership development program that is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders who are working to improve the nation’s health care system. They join more than 200 nurse leaders who have participated in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program since it began in 1998. Three of the 20 Executive Nurse Fellows in this final cohort are Hartford grantees. Congratulations to Amy Cotton, Teri Pipe, and Casey Shillam!
Hartford Grantee Dr. Adriana Perez, PhD, Rn, ANP-BC will become a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing along with Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN. Both will be inducted on October 18, 2014 at the 2014 American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) and the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders (HGNL) announce the establishment of the NHCGNE / HGNL Innovation Award. The purpose of the award is to highlight the innovative ways in which NHCGNE and HGNL members are advancing the care of older adults and celebrate the impact of these leaders in advancing nursing care for older adults.