News & Events


We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by The John A. Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees. 

  • ASA Webinar: Leadership and Change Management for Community-Based Organizations

    Event date: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 - Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

    Health and long-term services and supports systems are changing quickly, as are the roles of community-based organizations. Attend this web seminar to learn the role of leadership in this changing environment. Ed O’Neil, an expert in leadership development, will provide tangible strategies for leading an organization through change. The webinar will take place November 16, 2016.

  • The House Call Project’s First Training Session: Growing the Extraordinary House Call Program

    Event date: Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 - Friday, Nov 4, 2016

    The House Call Project (THCP) is introducing an innovative, hands-on approach to mastering the critical clinical and practice management skills and concepts unique to the home-based medical care delivery model. This training helps your organization minimize time to implementation, manage obstacles along the way, and put a process in place for optimizing the patient and provider experience. The training session will be hosted by THCP, which is the education division of the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) and will be in Schaumburg, IL.

  • CAPC National Seminar 2016: Practical Tools for Making Change

    Event date: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 - Saturday, Oct 29, 2016

    Through the CAPC National Seminar you’ll gain the insight and tools necessary to start and sustain a palliative care program across settings and spread clinical skills to all frontline clinicians. The highly practical two and a-half day seminar is open to members and non-members and provides comprehensive training in all aspects of planning, implementing, delivering and growing palliative care services.

  • ASA Webinar: AAAs & Hospitals – Partnerships Toward Common Goals

    Event date: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 - Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

    This webinar will focus on how Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and hospital representatives will describe how their partnership has evolved to create common goals and initiatives on two levels: population health, and individual patient health. Initiatives range from data collection and trend analysis, to co-sponsored projects and interventions, to shared patient plans of care and exploration of payment models for sustainability. A survey process for assessing population health resulting in collectively owned follow-up strategies will be presented.

  • ASA Webinar: It Takes a Community: Population Health Management for Members with Chronic Conditions and Functional Needs

    Event date: Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 - Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

    Medicare enrollees with chronic conditions and functional limitations represent more than half of Medicare’s highest spenders, and are more likely to use hospital inpatient and emergency department services. How can you meet the health and long-term services and supports needs of your members with chronic conditions and functional limitations, and keep them living at home, where they prefer to be? Community-based aging and disability organizations can serve as your “eyes and ears” in the home and not only provide needed services, but also engage your members in evidence-based health programs that can help them manage their own health. Come to this session to hear about an innovative partnership between a health plan and a community-based organization helping to improve health outcomes and quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities. This webinar will take place on October 13, 2016 from 10:00 am (PT) until 11:00 am (PT).

  • Adding Advocacy to Our Already Busy Lives

    Event date: Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 - Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

    The John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative is offering an opportunity for advocates for change: a webinar presentation by Ashley Carson Cottingham, Director of the Aging & People with Disabilities Program at the Oregon Department of Human Services. Ms. Cottingham will be presenting "Adding Policy Advocacy to Our Already Busy Lives" on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET).

  • California State University Palliative Care Symposium: "Engaging the Next Generation"

    Event date: Friday, Sep 30, 2016 - Saturday, Oct 1, 2016

    “Engaging the Next Generation” is the first and only symposium focused on the critical contributions to palliative care education and workforce development made by faculty from across the country, in academic institutions large and small. Whether it is educating future health care professionals on delivery of palliative care, or students in all courses of study about palliative care’s importance in caring for those they love, this symposium will reinforce palliative care’s vital inclusion in today’s academic curriculum.

  • Report Briefing Webinar: Families Caring for an Aging America

    Event date: Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 - Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be hosting a report briefing webinar on its newly released report on "Families Caring for an Aging America" on September 29, 2016 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT).

  • ASA Webinar: Tapping Into New Payment and Delivery Models: An Innovative AAA-ACO Partnership to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

    Event date: Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

    The shift in healthcare to value-based programs and purchasing is creating new incentives for healthcare organizations to pursue and strengthen collaboration with community-based organizations (CBOs). Within this changing environment, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have emerged as a promising delivery and payment model that presents opportunities for CBOs to integrate their services with healthcare, and share in any financial savings. This web seminar will highlight a successful CBO-ACO partnership in Maine that resulted in better care, lower costs and opportunities for diversifying the CBO funding stream. Presenters from the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) and the MaineHealth ACO will describe the value the SMAA brings to MaineHealth, how SMAA leadership and staff has been embedded into ACO operations and planning and best practices for sustaining a mutually beneficial CBO-health care partnership.

  • Healthcare Crisis: Do We Have the Workforce Needed for Today and Tomorrow

    Event date: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

    Our healthcare system today faces many great challenges that include: a rapidly aging population; increases in chronic illness and mental health needs; and the spread of global disease and infection. All of these healthcare challenges are expected to grow over the next decade and beyond.

    At the same time demand for healthcare services is increasing on a national and global scale, there is a shortage of trained providers and an uneven workforce distribution among our communities. We also are facing decreasing financial resources for training and education of healthcare workers at all levels. 

    It is essential for philanthropy to be part of the solution to address these challenges.