More News about Grantees and Staff
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Are you a researcher working in a hospital or in academia? The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the New York University College of Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2014 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program. Join the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing for a week-long, intensive summer seminar. Gain invaluable mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. The program will run from July 28 through August 1, 2014.
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
The Center for Innovative Care in Aging at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows. Under the direction of Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, the Center uses novel approaches to enhance the yield of programs, policies, practices, and tools to help diverse older adults and family members remain healthy, independent, and living in their own homes and communities. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in Center meetings and training opportunities such as the Summer Research Institute on Developing Behavioral Interventions, and will work with core faculty on existing or newly developed research projects in the areas of aging and behavioral interventions. As a Fellow, they will have access to exceptional resources to facilitate the conduct of their own research including multiple opportunities to publish and assistance with grant-writing or project planning for the next stage of their research careers. Opportunities will also be available to work with Dr. Gitlin and others on the John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative which may include, for example, developing an evaluative approach to capture interprofessional activity and identifying, pilot testing and/or cataloguing evidence-based change practice strategies. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for funding to be extended an additional year. Applications are due April 1, 2014.
Friday, Dec 13, 2013
The John A. Hartford Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) are seeking applications from Centers of Excellence (CoE) Scholars for pilot projects to encourage and strengthen networking and collaborations across the CoEs and among Hartford-supported Scholars (inter- and intra-disciplinary). Preference will be given to projects that align with The John A. Hartford Foundation’s new strategic funding areas or with the new Change AGEnts Initiative focused on interprofessional collaboration and practice change. Requests are for funding of up to $40,000 per project and are due February 1, 2014
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved three grants totaling $1.8 million that seek to identify potential policy improvements targeting older adults with complex and costly care needs; widely disseminate research, analysis and commentary on innovative health care models; and develop a new model of primary care for testing and evaluation that supports a patient-centered approach to the care of older adults with complex, chronic conditions. Each of the grants supports the Foundation’s new “downstream” strategy for grantmaking focused on putting geriatrics research and knowledge into practice to change health care delivery for older adults.
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
This Health Resources and Services Administration funding announcement solicits applications for the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Program - Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. For fiscal year 2014, the Division of Nursing (DN) will solicit three-year cooperative agreements proposing innovations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). The overarching goal of the program is to support the development of collaborative practice environments that deliver patient and population-centered quality health care that is safe, efficient, effective and equitable. Projects will be deemed highly competitive if they: 1) cultivate practice environments in which emergent nurse leaders have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in interprofessional team building, collaborative problem-solving and care-coordination, 2) provide interprofessional practice-based training opportunities for nursing and other health professional students and trainees, and 3) demonstrate innovation in IPCP. Applications are due February 3, 2014.
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
The AARP Publich Policy Institute has released its research report presenting findings from the first detailed analysis of family caregiver assessment tools and processes in use by the states in Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs. It explains the importance of assessing the needs of family caregivers, highlights findings from a 50-state survey, notes “promising practices” in three states, and offers policy recommendations to expand HCBS to strengthen caregiving families. More information about the work can be found here and the full report can be downloaded here.
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
The second cohort of the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health was recently selected. The Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health program grows out of the success of the Practice Change Fellows (PCF) program which has offered advanced leadership and systems change training to 40 geriatric health care professionals since its inception in 2007. In this next generation program, the leadership (Eric A. Coleman, MD, and Nancy Whitelaw, PhD) and expert mentors are supporting annual cohorts of 10 Practice Change Leaders in a one-year opportunity to gain enhanced leadership skills and content expertise to positively influence care for older adults. Leaders complete a project aimed at integrating improved care for older adults within their organization, allowing them to remain at their full time job throughout the program. The list of scholars and their projects is available here.
Friday, Dec 6, 2013
New York Times journalist, Jane Brody, interviews Hartford Foundation grantee Dr. Diane Meier of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and describes the benefits offered by palliative care.
“Palliative care physicians like Dr. Meier focus on the relief of that suffering, and not just for the dying. All patients deserve palliative care whether they are terminally ill, expected to recover fully, or facing years with debilitating symptoms of a chronic or progressive disease. The vast majority of patients who need palliative care are not dying,” Dr. Meier, the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, said in an interview. “They are debilitated by things like arthritic pain that affect the quality of their lives and ability to function, and can eventually impact their survival.”