News & Events


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

  • Relationships: The New Medicine for Dementia - Webinar

    Event date: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

    This webinar from the Family Caregiver Alliance is designed to teach non-pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of people with dementia. We will discuss the risks and dangers of using psychotropic drugs for elderly people with dementia and methods for finding and resolving the true cause of a person with dementia’s problematic behavior. We will focus primarily on the importance of creating a culture of comfort in care settings. This webinar is open to caregivers as well as professionals. Register here.

  • Meaningful Consumer Engagement: Training the Consumer

    Event date: Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

    More and more, delivery systems, including health plans and provider groups, are expected to develop consumer engagement strategies to elicit and act upon ongoing feedback from consumers and their family caregivers. The consumer voice is critical for these delivery systems to fully understand the diverse needs of its consumers as they coordinate a complex web of person-centered health care services and social supports. This webinar will focus on the training approaches, tools and content needed to help consumers “on-board” to their new role on their health care delivery system’s consumer advisory committee

  • 2014 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program

    Event date: Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - Friday, Aug 1, 2014

    The Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program, hosted by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing, is an opportunity for researchers in academia or hospitals to participate in a week-long, intensive summer seminar for an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. Space is limited!

  • Transforming Primary Care: What Medicare Beneficiaries Want and Need from Patient-Centered Medical Homes to Improve Health and Lower Costs

    Event date: Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - Friday, Jul 25, 2014

    NCQA and the John A. Hartford Foundation will be hosting a breakfast briefing:  Transforming Primary Care: What Medicare Beneficiaries Want and Need from Patient-Centered Medical Homes to Improve Health and Lower Costs on Friday July 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. 

  • 2014 Webinar Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    Event date: Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 - Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

    The Administration for Community Living (ACL), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are collaborating to host a webinar series to increase knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and resources that professionals in the public health, aging services and research networks can use to inform, educate and empower community members, people with dementia and their family caregivers.

  • 2014 Interdisciplinary Communications Conference

    Event date: Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

    Chicago, IL

    The annual John A. Hartford Foundation Interdisciplinary Communications Conference provides participants with a foundation in a variety of communications topics that help them build their capacity to lead practice change and other efforts. This gathering of 40 individuals, representing nursing, medicine, and social work in a variety of academic and practice environments, is an intensive and dynamic experience. Experts with a wealth of relevant experience facilitate workshops on message development, creating persuasive elevator speeches, working with traditional and social media, and the communications dimensions of leading practice change efforts in health care. In addition, there is a session called a consultancy, which gives participants the opportunity to get specific, focused feedback on their most pressing communications issue. For 2014, we are pleased to offer this opportunity to up to 15 Hartford Change AGEnts who have not participated in this conference previously. Note: All travel expenses, room at Thompson Chicago & meals are covered by the conference.

    Download the application.

  • Health Affairs Briefing: Using Big Data to Transform Health Care

    Event date: Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014

    The application of big data to transform health care delivery, health research, and health policy is underway, and its potential is limitless. The July 2014 issue of Health Affairs, “Using Big Data To Transform Care,” examines this new era for research and patient care from every angle. The briefing will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

  • Gerontological Nursing Research Summer Scholars Seminar

    Event date: Monday, Jun 23, 2014 - Friday, Jun 27, 2014

    This week-long seminar is a co-sponsored event between the Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Iowa (UI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The goal is to assist in the development and/or refinement of a focused and innovative gerontological nursing research grant proposal or resubmission. This includes faculty who want to develop grant writing skills to enhance the probability of external funding. Summer Scholars will receive focused, intensive mentoring by internationally recognized gerontological researchers. The workshop will be held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR from June 23-24, 2014. Deadline to apply is April 11.

  • PBS News Hour Twitter Chat on What it Means to be a Caregiver in America

    Event date: Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

    PBS NewsHour will be hosting a Twitter chat this Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET on what it means to be a caregiver in America. The hour-long Twitter discussion will be moderated through the PBS News Hour Twitter handle, @NewsHour.

  • Joining Forces: Working with Consumer Advocates to Promote Integrated Care (Webinar)

    Event date: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

    Community Catalyst, The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative, and The John A. Hartford Foundation will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT on issues related to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, or "dual eligibles." This interactive session will focus on how geriatrics professionals can connect with consumer groups and amplify their advocacy on behalf of low income older patients, particularly dual eligible Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries.