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.
Five national health care foundations today announced a new collaboration to transform care delivery for chronically ill patients who have the greatest need for health care services. These individuals, who are estimated to account for 5 percent of the U.S. population but 50 percent of health care spending, typically have multiple conditions that are exacerbated by challenging social needs and a limited ability to care for themselves.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a research paper, funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, that examined the relationship between continuity of care and health care utilization and spending among older adults with dementia. The article's authors include Julie P.W. Bynum, MD, MPH, a grantee of The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, the first-place winner of the Foundation's caregiving story contest (which can be found here).
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.