More News about Grantees and Staff
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released its second updated and expanded Beers Criteria—lists of potentially inappropriate medications for older adults who are not receiving hospice or palliative care, and one of the most frequently cited reference tools in the field of geriatrics.
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
Susan Jaffe writes for NPR about the gap between need and demand for geriatrics health care professionals and how medical schools are using older adults themselves to help gain the interest of medical students. John A. Hartford Foundation Program Director Chris Langston and his annual analysis of geriatrician-in-training workforce data in our Health AGEnda blog.
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to announce the launch of its Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) initiative, with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved three grants totaling more than $3.28 million to renew and expand work to ensure that the voices of older adults and aging-expert professionals are heard in the continuing debates over health care delivery; to develop quality measures and performance standards that support integrated, patient-centered, goal-based care that helps people to achieve their priority outcomes; and to continue the ReFraming Aging Initiative, which seeks to counter the pervasive negative beliefs about aging that are barriers to improving the care of older adults.
Friday, Sep 11, 2015
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows for 2015-2016 has been announced.
Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
A study published in the Journal of American Medical Assocation (JAMA) Surgery titled "Effect of Delirium and Other Major Complications on Outcomes After Elective Surgery in Older Adults" and co-authored by JAHF grantee Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH evaluates the association of major postoperative complications and delirium, alone and combined, with adverse outcomes after surgery.
Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Senior Program Officer Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD recently accepted an invitation from the Department for the Aging (DFTA) Commissioner, Donna Corrado, to serve on the Age Friendly NYC Commission. Dr. OBrien-Suric will join a cadre of 22 new members charged with monitoring Age-Friendly NYCs commitments, identifying best and innovative policies and programs, and providing dynamic and innovative leadership to engage the private and non-profit sectors in changing the culture of New York City to become more inclusive of older people.
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) acted within its authority when it extended minimum-wage and overtime protections to home care workers, a federal court unanimously ruled on August 21. Advocates for home care workers, such as John A. Hartford Foundation grantees PHI and the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, have long sought these basic wage protections.