News & Events


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

  • Facilitated Learning to Advance Geriatrics (FLAG)

    Event date: Friday, Feb 13, 2015 - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015

    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.

  • Massive Open Online Course on "Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies"

    Event date: Monday, Jan 12, 2015 - Sunday, Feb 15, 2015

    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.

  • 2014 Inaugural Hartford Change AGEnts Conference

    Event date: Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 - Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

    The Inaugural Hartford Change AGEnts Conference will be in Philadelphia, PA this year from December 3-4, 2014. The conference will gather up 150 Chang AGEnts —fellows, scholars, alumni, mentors and advisors--from the John A. Hartford Foundation’s programs in medicine, nursing, and social work—for a unique, interprofessional leadership conference that can help. This meeting will feature keynote speakers, interactive skill building workshops on a variety of topics, and short-format problem solving sessions—all with an emphasis on helping you apply new knowledge and skills to the change efforts you are already working on.

  • Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders and Change AGEnts Interprofessional Townhall and Cocktail Networking Reception

    Event date: Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014

    Join the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders and Change AGEnts on November 5, 2014 from 8:00 p.m.-10 p.m. for an Interprofessional Townhall and Cocktail Network Reception at the 2014 Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

  • 2014 Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting

    Event date: Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 9, 2014

    GSA's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. They participate in over 400 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations. The 2014 theme is “Making Connections: From Cells to Societies.” Gerontologists make and study connections in many aging-related areas. They assess unstable molecular bonds in cells and study enduring human ones in families. They test for relationships among variables and examine them among many community settings. Their research generates alliances that improve community services and policies for older adults and their families.

  • NHCGNE Academic Leadership Conference

    Event date: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014

    This program focuses on developing leaders in gerontological nursing and health care to advance the quality of health available to older adults. The theme of this year’s Leadership Conference is “Making an Impact.” Accordingly, the program is concerned with career development, profiting from feedback, learning when to lead and when to follow, exercising power and influence, serving on boards, developing others and institutional mentoring structures, and seizing the opportunities made available by the Affordable Care Act and the demand of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for values-based purchasing. There will be several opportunities to customize learning throughout the conference.

  • It Takes A Team: What We Will Need to Meet The Needs of Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers

    Event date: Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

    The Eldercare Workforce Alliance, a coalition of 30 organizations joined together to address the workforce crisis in caring for an aging America, invites you to a Congressional breakfast briefing on the importance of funding training in geriatrics and gerontology for health professionals, including direct-care workers, and support for older adults and their family caregivers.

  • Leveraging the New IOM Report: A CAPC Web Conference Event

    Event date: Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

    Join the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) for a web conference that will focus on the recently released Institute of Medicine report, "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life." The web conference will identify the key report recommendations and discuss how best to leverage these recommendations to make an effective case for local change in the care of the seriously ill. Palliative care and hospice clinicians and leadership as well as other stake holders in palliative care are highly encouraged to register for the conference. Director of CAPC Diane E. Meier will be the featured presenter for this conference that will take place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. 

  • For Funders: Tools for Behavioral Health Evaluation

    Event date: Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

    Grantmakers in Health is hosting a webinar on October 22, 2014, at 2:00 PM EST. Evaluating the impact of programs that integrate behavioral health care and primary care is often challenging. Join this webinar to explore tools and approaches for assessing integrated care initiatives and measuring their outcomes. Speakers include Jürgen Unützer and Diane Powers of the University of Washington's Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions Center and Tanya Beer of the Center for Evaluation Innovation.

  • 2014 Grantmakers in Aging Annual Conference

    Event date: Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - Friday, Oct 24, 2014

    Grantmakers in Aging's Annual Conference - Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Aging Philanthropy - will be held from October 22-24, 2014 in San Francisco, CA at The Intercontinental San Francisco where leaders in aging philanthropy will describe how they’re working to meet the greater expectations we have for ourselves and our communities in the 21st Century. Discover how your organization, whether large or small, local or national, can lift its efforts and make an even greater contribution in the years ahead.