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  • Call for Proposals: Lown Institute's Inaugural RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants

    Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

    The Lown Institute is calling for proposals for its first RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants. The grant provides grantees with $7000 to  pilot programs that teach trainees to recognize and avoid overuse, provide ethical, compassionate care, and build more meaningful relationships with patients. Applications are due September 12, 2014 and recipients will be announced in late October.

  • ACC Releases Free Online CE Curriculum for Cardiovascular Care of Older Adults

    Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

    The American College of Cardiology has released the Essentials of Cardiovascular Care in Older Adults (ECCOA), a free online self-assessment curriculum designed for cardiovascular specialists and other clinicians who care for older patients with cardiovascular disease (continuing education credits are available for physicians and nurses).  The curriculum was designed to teach practitioners key features of aging that directly impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) to improve care and quality of life in this growing segment of cardiovascular patients. The curriculum, developed with funding from theJohn A. Hartford Foundation, can be accessed at

  • National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Announces New Fellows and Scholars

    Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

    The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE), located at The Gerontological Society of America, has announced $1.2 million in awards to the latest cohort of Claire M. Fagin Fellows and Patricia G. Archbold Scholars studying gerontological nursing in academic settings across the United States.

  • Call for Submissions: CRIT Program in the Care of Older Adults Action Project Awards

    Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

    The Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) Program in the Care of Older Adults Action Award is given to an outstaning chief resident who has developed a project within their CRIT program that has an impact on enhancing geriatrics knowledge within their institution. The Action Awards are open to chief residents who participated in the CRIT program in 2013. Individuals in the CRIT program are invited to submit their completed Action Project by August 1, 2014 to be considered for the award.

  • Leadership for the Post-Health Reform Era: Two Foundations Fund Practice Change Leaders Program

    Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

    Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health is a national program designed to develop, support, and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. Hartford grantee Eric Coleman writes in the Health Affairs GrantWatch blog about the national program that is an "investment in 'human capital' with long-term dividends aimed at preparing and positioning geriatric experts to improve care of older adults across the continuum of health care settings."

  • Hartford Grantee Dr. Eric Coleman Featured in U.S News and World Report on Hospital Readmissions

    Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

    Hartford grantee Dr. Eric Coleman, who is director of the Care Transitions Program, was recently featured in a U.S. News and World Report article that focused on the issue of hospital readmission. Delving beyond the misconstrued notion that non-compliant patients are the root cause of readmission rates, a closer examination of the numbers reveal that hospitals are not sufficiently preparing their patients for the transition from the hospital environment to their home environment.

  • Hartford Senior Program Officer Amy Berman and Grantee Dr. William Dale Featured in Politico Article on 'Death Panels'

    Friday, Jul 11, 2014

    In a recent Politico article, Harold Pollack, a professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Administration revisits "death panels" and features Hartford Senior Program Officer Amy Berman and Hartford grantee Dr. William Dale in a discussion of how counseling on advanced-care directives and end of life decisions and end-of-life choices fit into the health-care reform debate.

  • The Impact of Big Data on Health Care: Health Affairs’ July Issue

    Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014

    Health Affairs explores the promise of big data in improving health care effectiveness and efficiency in its July issue. Many articles examine the potential of approaches such as predictive analytics and address the unavoidable privacy implications of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of health information.