More News about Grantees and Staff
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
With a new toolkit on competent care for low-income older adults, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) has provided messaging, resources, and interventions to Community Catalyst advocates and others that can help promote workforce readiness and competency to states and managed care plans participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative that is aligning and integrating care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. More information about the toolkit can be found here.
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Abraham A Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC, an assistant professor and associate director at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the NYU College of Nursing is one of 12 nursing educators from across the country to win a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year. The Nurse Faculty Scholar award is given to early career nurse faculty who show strong promise as future leaders in academic nursing. In conjunction with the selection, Brody will receive a three-year, $350,000 award to promote his academic career and support his research.
Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Candidates with a strong commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in aging-relevant policy work are invited to joint the next cohort of Health and Aging Policy Fellows for 2015-2016. The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to affect change through policy at a local, state or federal level.
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
At the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Nightingala Celebration on October 15, Hartford grantee Sarah Szanton, a leader in nursing and gerontology, received the Protégé Award. Dr. Szanton was one of two nurses from the Johns Hopkins Nursing School and four overall recipients of the National Research Awards at the event.
Monday, Oct 20, 2014
Since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life" with findings and recommendation regarding palliative care, the national media has extensively covered the dialogue revolving around supporting practice and policy solutions for seriously ill people and their families. Hartford grantee and Director of the Center to Advance Palliatice Care (CAPC) Diane E. Meier, who served on the committee appointed by the Institute of Medicine to create the report, has since been featured in various interviews and publications speaking about palliative care.
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
The Cambia Health Foundation recently announced the new cohort for the Sojourns Scholar Leadship Program. The program, which is a new initiative designed to identify, cultivate and advance the next generation of palliative care leaders, provides ten promising palliative care doctors and nurses with $180,000 in funding to conduct an innovative impactful clinical, research, education or policy project in the field of palliative care. Among those named were Abraham Brody (Hartford Institute Geriatric Undergraduate Scholars) and Elizabeth Lindenberger (Hartford Change AGEnt).
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
A recent New York Times op-ed features Beeson Scholar Dr. Jason Karlawish's thoughts on aging in the 21st century, "Too Young Too Die, Too Old to Worry." Here he presents the question, "When should we set aside a life lived for the future and, instead, embrace the pleasures of the present?" Dr. Karlawish describes advances in the science of forecasting life expectancy. For example, physician researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and at Harvard, (including fellow Beeson Scholars Drs. Sei Lee and Mara Schonberg) have developed ePrognosis, a website that collates 19 risk calculators that an older adult can use to calculate her likelihood of dying in the next six months to 10 years. He argues that websites like these can be a convenient vehicle to disseminate information to patients, but that complex actuarial data — including its uncertainties and limitations — are best conveyed during a face-to-face, doctor-patient conversation.
Friday, Sep 26, 2014
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation engaged the American Institutes for Research and an eight-member steering group of healthcare leaders to bring together a diverse group of individuals and organizations with broad experience in healthcare, and patient and family engagement specifically, to create a unified vision for how we meaningfully engage patients and their families in the delivery of care. This group included patients, advocates, clinicians, researchers, payers, funders and policy makers. The result is a Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research.