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.
The Gero-Ed (Aging and Gerontology) Track emphasizes the imperative to prepare social workers with competencies to enhance the health and well-being of older adults, their family members, and other informal caregivers. The Track covers issues related to aging and intergenerational social work research, policy, education, and practice, which have implications across a range of settings and in national and international spheres. The Track further provides an opportunity for faculty, students, field supervisors, and practitioners to disseminate and gain gerontological knowledge and skills. Gero-Ed Track proposals must clearly state the issue related to aging or older adults, demonstrate its importance to gerontological social work, advance the field’s knowledge base, demonstrate attention to diversity, include evidence-based materials, and reference scholarly literature.
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) has launch its new blog. Thanks to initial support and continued backing from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the new EWA blog will bring together members of our coalition, professionals, workers in the field, and experts in aging to raise awareness about these critical topics and provide practical solutions for moving forward.
New York University College of Nursing’s (NYUCN) NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Program was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation to fund the expansion and adaptation of a new initiative, NICHE-Long Term Care (NICHE-LTC) to further develop and improve treatment outcomes, patient care, and staff competencies in nursing homes, assisted living centers, and other post-acute settings. NICHE-LTC program will be based on the successful and self-sustaining NICHE hospital program, a model developed with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
In a recent article published in The New York Times, President Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, spoke about the need for geriatricians as the population ages.
The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) a $3 million grant to establish a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Coordinating Center. As a component of the GWEP platform administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the GWEP Coordinating Center will serve as a strategic resource for 44 organizations across 29 states working on projects to increase the number of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals trained to care for America’s growing older adult population.