News & Events


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

  • Fourteenth International HELP Conference

    Event date: Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 - Friday, Apr 8, 2016

    This two-day international conference is designed to educate HELP teams regarding strategies for delirium prevention, using HELP to improve hospital-wide care of older adults, and creating a climate of change. Expert clinicians and experienced members of HELP sites will share evidence-based information and clinical insights on selected topics regarding the influence of HELP, delirium updates, and the larger policy implications of care for older adults. Updates on collaborative papers, expansion of the program, and innovative site projects will also be presented. 

  • 8th Annual Norman and Alicia Volk Lecture in Geriatric Nursing

    Event date: Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 - Monday, Apr 6, 2015

    The 8th Annual Norman and Alicia Volk Lecture in Geriatric Nursing will take place on April 6, 2016 at NYU's Kimmel Center from 4:00-5:30 PM EST. The lecture will focus on "Addressing the Workforce in Geriatrics" and will include the Foundation's president, Dr. Terry Fulmer.

  • Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Minnesota and Iowa Regional Site Visit at MNRS

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

    The John A. Hartford Foundation and the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in concert with the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), invite you to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Minnesota and Iowa to improve the nursing care of older adults on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The celebration will take place from 4:00-6:30 PM just prior to the MNRS Annual Meeting.

  • 'Reimagining Oral Healthcare for Our Nation’s Seniors' Webinar

    Event date: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

    Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) would like to invite you to join this webinar on Reimagining Oral Healthcare for Our Nation’s Seniors. Join this webinar to learn about the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, scheduled to open in mid-2016. This center will be a unique community dental clinic that combines access to high-quality, affordable oral healthcare integrated with comprehensive clinical and social services provided to seniors within an existing senior center.

  • Advanced Illness Care TweetChat: Understanding Personal Preferences and Values in Advanced Illness Care

    Event date: Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 - Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

    Join National Quality Partners (NQP) and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and Planetree for an interactive TweetChat, “Understanding Personal Preferences and Values in Advanced Illness Care,” on Thursday, February 18 from 11:00am-12:00pm ET, to delve into and share examples of how patient preferences, values, and goals are transforming care planning. Follow @NatQualityForum, @CTACorg, and @Planetree and use the hashtag #advancedillness to follow the conversation and participate.

  • The 2016 National POLST Paradigm Conference - The Future of POLST: Challenges and Opportunities

    Event date: Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 - Friday, Feb 5, 2016

    The 2016 National POLST Paradigm Conference - The Future of POLST: Challenges and Opportunities is happening from February 3-5, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

  • AcademyHealth 2016 National Health Policy Conference

    Event date: Monday, Feb 1, 2016 - Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

    AcademyHealth's National Health Policy Conference brings together more than 700 senior health care decision-makers from the public and private sectors to address the nation’s health policy agenda for the year ahead. This year’s theme, "Election 2016: Implications for Health Policy" will be reflected throughout plenary and breakout sessions. These sessions will outline opportunities and challenges for health policy given the impending leadership changes at the federal, state, and local levels. Speakers will evaluate and discuss timely health policy issues including new and changing payment and delivery models, coverage and access, and population health.

  • 6 Resources to Make the Case for Palliative Care Webinar

    Event date: Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

    “Making the case” is a chore many clinical and administrative leaders need to undertake if they want to create, sustain or expand a palliative care service. Stakeholders who would be expected to support or refer to a palliative care service need to understand deficits or improvement opportunities in existing care processes, how a palliative care service could help with those issues, and the probability that a palliative care service would be feasible and sustainable from a fiscal perspective. Gathering evidence and information to address all three of those topics can be time consuming. In this webinar we will review six new free or low-cost resources that can make “making the case” a whole lot easier.

  • Expedition: Implementing a Population-based Approach to Prevent Injuries from Falls

    Event date: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is offering a web-based training program starting on January 20, 2016, called Expedition: Implementing a Population-based Approach to Prevent Injuries from Falls.  The fee is $750 but there is a limited number of scholarships and discounts available.

  • Conversations with GIA- Supporting Family Caregivers: A Look at State and National Trends

    Event date: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 - Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

    Drawing from Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, learn about the “new normal” of caregiving, which includes millennials, those ages 75 and older, and higher hour caregivers. Participants will explore the foundation of caregiving in the U.S., insights on national and state trends, as well as public policy efforts aimed at supporting family caregivers. These efforts include: the CARE Act; the RAISE Act; the bipartisan Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus; and other legislative/public policy efforts around supporting family caregivers. AARP Public Policy Institute’s newest initiative, the Home Alone Alliance, will also be discussed. Discover opportunities in which philanthropy and others can support the well-being of older adults and their caregivers.