We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
The Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program, hosted by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing, is an opportunity for researchers in academia or hospitals to participate in a week-long, intensive summer seminar for an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. Space is limited!
This week-long seminar is a co-sponsored event between the Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Iowa (UI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The goal is to assist in the development and/or refinement of a focused and innovative gerontological nursing research grant proposal or resubmission. This includes faculty who want to develop grant writing skills to enhance the probability of external funding. Summer Scholars will receive focused, intensive mentoring by internationally recognized gerontological researchers. The workshop will be held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR from June 23-24, 2014. Deadline to apply is April 11.
Developing Behavioral Interventions: A Summer Research Institute, offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging from June 11-13, 2014, is designed to help participants develop testable interventions that have the potential for implementation in practice environments and advance appropriate trial designs.
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network is holding its Annual Convocation on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. They will be awarding the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Health Care to Amy Berman, BS, RN, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Ira Byock, MD, Author and former Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Keynote addresses will be made by Ms. Berman and Dr. Byock. Ceremony at 5:30; reception at 6:30pm.
Western Institute of Nursing's 2014 Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference will be held on April 9–12, 2014 at the The Seattle Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. The conference theme is "Taking It Global: Research, Practice and Education in Nursing." The keynote speaker is David Shoultz, Director of Grantee and Partner Engagement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. State of the Science papers will be given by Joachim Voss, University of Washington, on global initiatives in nursing education; and by Adey Nyamathi, UCLA, on global initiatives in nursing research. Many opportunities for networking have been built in to the conference program.
The Eastern Nursing Research Society is hosting its 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, April 9 - 11, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The theme of the 2014 conference is Promoting Health Across the Life Span: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care, and this year's Scientific Sessions promise to provide a unique forum for discussion and knowledge-sharing as enjoyed by every attendee since 1988.
More than 1,000 nurses and healthcare professionals from over 300 U.S. and Canadian hospitals will meet in San Diego, CA, for the 2014 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference, April 6–8, 2014, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The theme of this year's conference is “Care. Collaborate. Change.” The annual NICHE Conferences are designed to share evidence-based innovations and research. The goal is to support hospitals and other healthcare organizations in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times: quality care for older adults.
AcademyHealth is hosting a free webinar on developing a business case to support payment and delivery system reforms on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. In order to support improvements in both health care delivery and payment systems, individuals and organizations that purchase health care services need a clear business case showing that proposed changes in care will achieve sufficient benefits to justify payment change. Health care providers also need a clear business case showing that they will be able to successfully deliver high-quality care in a financially sustainable way under the new payment system. During this free webinar, Harold D. Miller, Strategic Initiatives Consultant for Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) and President/CEO of Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, will describe a 10-step process to develop such a business case and show how to apply the process to specific examples. He will also describe the four major types of data that are needed to inform the business case design process.
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and the National Gerontological Nursing Association have developed a webinar series to help enhance and improve the care for older adults. The one-hour live webinars will be held throughout the year, each month, and then are available archived on the Hartford Institute e-Learning center. The next webinar on March 27, 2014 at 1pm ET will address falls with injuries and older adults. Falls are a nursing sensitive quality indicator and nursing staff have the greatest impact to improve outcomes. Older adults present to the acute care setting with various risk factors which place them at higher risk for sustaining an injury if they fall while hospitalized. This webinar will focus on risk factor assessment and best practice targeted interventions to reduce the risk of injury. The role of the Fall Risk Reduction Team and methods to evaluate the hospital's Fall Program will be described.
The next Conversations with GIA, Working Collaboratively to Prevent Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific). Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of the Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging, remains committed to addressing the serious problem of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in America. In this webinar, Assistant Secretary Greenlee will discuss the Federal efforts to address the issue, and Laura Rath, Senior Program Officer from the Archstone Foundation, will offer a perspective of how a foundation is working to tackle elder abuse.