We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting an interactive discussion focusing on the national Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) on October 7, 2015 from 8:30-11:30 am at the NIH Bethesda Campus. The meeting will assemble leaders across palliative care, hospice and end-of-life science to interact with us on priorities for palliative/end-of-life research, opportunities for scalable multisite trials, and how the PCRC might be utilized to address major research gaps and questions of national importance in end-of-life, hospice and palliative care.
In a special article now available online ahead of print in JAGS, participants in the latest “Bedside-to-Bench” conference have outlined cutting-edge scholarship and recommendations for a future research agenda on delirium in older adults. The publication reflects a synthesis of the “Delirium in Older Adults: Finding Order in the Disorder” conference, the first in a series of three meetings convened by the AGS with support from the National Institute on Aging and the John A. Hartford Foundation on common geriatric syndromes and their patho-physiological features. A second conference will be held in Bethesda, MD on October 4-6, 2015 on "Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health, and Functioning.”
With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Center for Medicare Advocacy is convening a select, multi-disciplinary group of professionals and healthcare leaders to discuss the status of Jimmo v. Sebelius. The Center for Medicare Advocacy will address lingering concerns, share best practices to increase appropriate access, and agree on collaborative next steps to implement the Jimmo Settlement. The meeting will take places at the United States Capitol Visitor Center with registration starting at 8:30 am.
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is hosting its 2015 Gala. This year, Hartford Foundation's Chair Norman Volk will be honoroed at the Gala.
The Johns Hopkins Summer Research Institute for Developing and Advancing Behavioral Interventions is offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging to help participants develop testable interventions that have the potential for implementation in practice environments and advance appropriate trial designs. Through discussions of their intervention and study ideas with nationally recognized experts, engaging in small group consultation, and listening to state-of-the-science lectures, Summer Research Institute participants will gain hands-on practical knowledge and skills to advance their respective intervention studies.
The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence is hosting a webinar for individuals interested in NHCGNE membership. As NHCGNE membership grows, it continues to welcome new institutions. Those who are interested are encouraged to sign up for this webinar on May 28, 2015.
Hot, Hot, Hot! What’s Happening in Washington, DC this Summer and How You Can Be Involved
Just now warming to the world of policy and advocacy? You may have been reading about Presidential hopefuls and campaign announcements, but what’s going on inside the Beltway this legislative season that makes a difference to the world of geriatrics, gerontology, and aging services?
Join us for a one-hour webinar covering what’s hot this summer in aging policy. Our experts will provide a crisp overview of budget reconciliation and the status of funding for aging programs. They’ll provide briefings on a specific legislation like the Older Americans Act, as well as updates on active bills around elder abuse, end-of-life issues, ACOs, and the duals demonstrations. Participants will also hear from one researcher on her path to policy work, her experience with the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, and her project at the Administration for Community Living.
Get up to speed and find new ideas about how you can make a difference yourself!
Community Catalyst is sponsoring a special health policy forum for Better Health and The Harford Change AGEnts Initiative at the American Geriatrics Society 2015 Annaul Scientific Meeting. Please join them to learn about Community Catalyst's work to support consumers' voices in delivery system reform, how providers are working with consumer advocates to advance geriatric care standards in the new dual eligible demonstration projects, and to discuss ways we, as Change AGEnts, can work together to improve the health of older adults, their families, and communities.
You are invited to a special Health Policy Forum at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society: "Engaging Geriatric Providers In Advocacy For Low-Income Vulnerable Adults," on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. with a reception to follow. The event is sponsored by Community Catalyst’s Voices for Better Health Project and the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative. Please register today! Space is limited.
Join the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference and get your organization on the right path to nursing excellence. Take part in targeted discussions and networking opportunities that will provide you with new ideas, case studies, and strategies to create a positive practice environment and transform your organization’s culture. Amy Berman, senior program officer for the John A. Hartford Foundation, will deliver the closing keynote for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathways to Excellence Conference on Nurses Leading the Value of Proposition in Health Care.