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 Altarum Institute announced recent success with their Family Caregiver Platform Project to include family caregiving in state and national party platforms and embed the topic in the upcoming election cycle. Many supporters of the Family Caregiver Platform Project are John A. Hartford Foundation grantees.
This web exclusive published by Today's Geriatric Medicine, discussed the importance of conducting end of life care discussions. The article featured quotes from The John A Hartford Foundation's President, Terry Fulmer. This article builds upon the End of Life Poll conducted by the foundation which can be found here.
Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) is a new fellowship program offered by the George Washington University through the generosity of the Atlantic Philanthropies. The aim of the fellowship is to develop leaders who understand the foundations of health inequity and have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems and organizations.
The John A. Hartford Foundation today announced that David Di Martino has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Di Martino is currently a partner at Blue Engine Message & Media with 20 years of experience advising non-profit, political, advocacy and corporate clients on messaging, media, communications, and strategy. David has worked at the highest levels of national politics and public policy, having held senior positions on several campaigns and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
The John A. Hartford Foundation’s work with the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU was highlighted in the recent GrantsWatch blog from Health Affairs along with the Foundation’s staff transitions.