News & Events


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

  • 'Policy AGEnda, Part 2: Partnering with and Supporting Advocates in Health Policy' Webinar

    Event date: Monday, Dec 7, 2015 - Monday, Dec 7, 2015

    The 'Policy AGEnda, Part 2: Partnering with and Supporting Advocates in Health Policy' webinar continues the conversation from a recent workshop at the Grantmakers in Aging conference. The workshop featured two national Change AGEnts organizations working to support policy leaders and advocates. This webinar will take a deeper dive into one of these organizations, Community Catalyst, and explore how advocates and geriatrics professionals are collaborating to amplify the voice of consumers in improving the health of low-income older adults. We’ll also take a closer look at how this type of collaboration in playing out in Rhode Island, where efforts are underway to better coordinate care for the state’s dually eligible beneficiaries.

  • 2015 Change AGEnts Conference

    Event date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 - Thursday, Dec 3, 2015

    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. Access the call for applications here; statements of interest are due on August 21st. Selected applicants will be notified by September 8th. 

  • Amy Berman To Be Featured in AJMC Tweetchat on November 24th

    Event date: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 - Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

    On November 24, from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST, Amy Berman, RN, BS, senior program officer with the John A. Hartford Foundation, and Judith Peres, LCSW-C, a consultant on long-term services and supports and palliative care, will join The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) for a tweetchat to discuss patient-centered care, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

  • Policy Institute Roundtables at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

    Event date: Friday, Nov 20, 2015 - Friday, Nov 20, 2015

    The Policy Institute Roundtables will be happening on November 20, 2015 from 8:00 AM -10:00 AM. The Policy Institute held each year in June in Washington, DC, enables participants to gain knowledge and acquire skills necessary to mobilize for policy action at the national, state, or local level.  This roundtable will bring together Policy Institute alumni from the 2014 and 2015 institutes as well as applicants for the 2016 Policy Institute.

  • National Center on Elder Abuse Is Hosting Twitterchat on "Cognitive Capacity and Elder Abuse"

    Event date: Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 - Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

    The National Center on Elder Abuse is hosting a twitter chat on “Cognitive Capacity and Elder Abuse” on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 2:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M. EST. It will feature Dr. Bonnie Olson from the University of Southern California. Join the conversation using #NCEAnow or follow @NCEAatUSC and @AgelessAlliance.

  • Practice Change Networks Roundtables at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

    Event date: Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 - Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

    The Practice Change Networks Roundtables will be taking place on November 19, 2015 from 2:00 M-3:30 PM during the Gerontological Society of America annual scientific meeting. 

  • FLAG Webinar on 'A New Web-Based Method for Geriatric Interprofessional Education: Interactive Unfolding Cases'

    Event date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

    Interprofessional Education (IPE) programs face many challenges in implementation. This webinar will present an innovative solution involving the use of virtual interactive, unfolding cases that engages students from different health professions in learning the complexity of geriatric care and team-based skills. An exemplar of a case study using a virtual platform will be demonstrated. Valuable insights from evaluating this type of approach and lessons learned that affect curriculum development will be shared.

  • Gero-Ed Track at Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

    Event date: Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 - Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

    The 2015 Gero-Ed Track, supported by the Gero-Ed Center and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), is one of 40 tracks at the 2015 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM), held October 15–18 in Denver, CO.

  • The 2015 Bedpan Confessionals: Tall Tales of Truth by Nurses, for Everyone

    Event date: Friday, Oct 9, 2015 - Friday, Oct 9, 2015

    The Bedpan Confessionals is a live storytelling series about what it means to be a nurse. In its second year, the Bedpan Confessionals will showcase a diverse group of nurse authors and their stereotype-busting, collaboratively edited tales about the work they do. You'll be surprised by how much of our work goes beyond bedpans, and yet to discover how even the simplest actions of nursing care lead to dynamic moments in the lives of patients and nurses alike. JAHF senior program officer Amy Berman will be featured.

  • NIH Meeting of the National Palliative Care Research Cooperative

    Event date: Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 - Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015

    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.