We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
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 John A. Hartford Foundation, Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, The Retirement Research Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation will be presenting a half-day session at the American Society on Aging's (ASA) Aging in America 2015 Collaborating Organization Program on "Network Development for Community-Based Providers and the Healthcare Sector." The Hartford Foundation's senior program officer, Dr. Nora O'brien-Suric will be one of five featured presenters.
The 2015 Grantmakers in Health (GIH) Annual Conference will take place from March 4-6, 2015 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. GIH has long known that health philanthropy’s diverse voices and viewpoints deepen our understanding of health and strengthen our ability to fashion effective solutions. Our 2015 annual conference Pathways to Health will be a time to explore the inspiring tapestry that is woven from the many threads of philanthropy's work.
As a follow up to one of the most popular sessions of the conference--the consultancy--the Change AGEnts platform is offering an online consultancy to everyone who attended the conference, whether you presented a challenge or participated as a "respondent." This is another opportunity to get individualized feedback on challenges you're facing in your practice change efforts. The online consultancy will take place on February 26, 2015 from 3-4:30 pm EST via ReadyTalk.
Are you considering applying for a Change AGEnts Initiative Action Award? If so, join the Action Awards Technical Assistance webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 24th. Dr. Laura Gitlin, a member of the Change AGEnts Initiative Leadership team, will provide insight into the key elements of a successful Action Award proposal and will discuss the criteria used during the review process. The webinar have also built in time for you to ask questions.
The Facilitated Learning to Advance Gereatrics (FLAG) Program is a nationally recognized faculty development experiential workshop designed for nurse educators in prelicensure programs. FLAG is now being offered September 19 - 20, 2014 in Boston MA, October 17-18, 2014 in Scranton-Worthington, PA, and early February, 2015 in Boca Raton, FL.
This webinar is sponsored by the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center. Participants in the webinar will learn about concepts of dementia capability and will hear about two programs in California and North Dakota that are working to integrate dementia capability concepts into practice. Hartford grantee Dr. David Reuben, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, will be participating as a presenter in the webinar.
AcademyHealth is hosting its National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) from February 9-10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. . The conference provides an in-depth perspective on the nation’s health policy agenda. Now in its 15th year, the meeting is designed to provide clarity on the most critical health care issues and immediate policy priorities, with expert analysis from health policy insiders.
As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest growing physician specialty—hospital medicine---to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency. How this new role for hospitalists plays out varies according to the type, location and creativity of individual healthcare organizations and the resources available to them. This editorial webinar will explore the steps health care organizations should take to prepare and position their hospitalists for quality-improvement responsibilities. The panel of experts will share their insights, experiences and proven strategies for success on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 am CT and 11:00 am ET.
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is hosting a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies." The course will be hosted by Drs. Nancy Hodgsons and Laura Gitlin and will teach participants foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders through a 5-week course. Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care are encouraged to participate in the course. The first class will start on January 12, 2015 and culminate on February 15, 2015.