We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
The 2015 Hartford Change AGEnts Conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA from December 1-3, 2015. If you’d like to learn what it takes to make and sustain meaningful practice and policy change that will improve the lives of older adults, then this short but intensive conference is for you. A call for a statement of interest will be made on June 15th and due on August 14th. Selected applicants will be notified by September 8th.
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.”
The Summer Scholars program is a week-long, intensive, summer seminar held at the New York University College of Nursing. It is an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. This year's program will take place from July 27-31, 2015.
The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative is hosting the 2015 National Readmission Summit on July 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Speaking faculty will include John A. Hatford grantee, Dr. Eric Coleman and many others in the field.
This webinar will explore several types of organizations to consider, including a larger nonprofit, a college or university, your area agency on aging, regional planning organization or other government body. The leader of a successful age-friendly initiative must have the capacity to be an action-oriented community change agent, a task-oriented coordinator, and a collaborator with many different types of stakeholders. Join GIA to learn more about the benefits and challenges with each type of potential grantee.
With the backdrop of the upcoming 2015 White House Conference on Aging, and the challenges of the evolving long-term services and supports (LTSS) system at the state level, this webinar will look to the lessons of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care and the innovations of the aging services network to frame the future for person-centered LTSS. Moderator: Brian Lindberg, MSW, MMHS, public policy advisor, GSA. Speakers: Larry Atkins, PhD, executive director, Long-Term Quality Alliance, and president, National Academy of Social Insurance; Amy Gotwals, chief of public policy & external affairs, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Nora Super, MPA, executive director, 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
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 NHCGNE/HGNL Peer Mentoring Committee will be hosting a webinar on Career Development Awards (CDA), featuring 3 former BAGNC Scholars or Fellows who have received a variety of types of CDAs including internal K12/KL2, K99/R00, K23, and foundation awards on June 17, 2015 from 3-4 PM EST.
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is hosting its 2015 Gala. This year, the John A. Hartford Foundation's Chair Norman Volk will be honoroed at the Gala.