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  • Call for Application: John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative Policy Institute 2016

    Friday, Nov 20, 2015

    The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative Policy Institute provides an opportunity for Hartford Change AGEnts to gain new knowledge and acquire skills necessary to mobilize for action on policy issues that bring about improvements in health care and quality of life for older adults. Institute topics range from federal policy and regulatory change to state and local policy efforts.

  • Dr. Terry Fulmer's Speaks During Opening Remark at Health Affairs and National Health Policy Briefing in Washington

    Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

    Observers of the American health care system agree that older adults frequently experience care that is uncoordinated, of poor quality, and too intensive. A recent forum in Washington, DC -- jointly sponsored by Health Affairs and the National Health Policy Forum and funded by the John A Hartford Foundation -- looked at two interventions aimed at improving care and reducing costs: The Geisinger Health System’s ProvenHealth Navigator, an advanced patient-centered medical home that embeds case managers in clinics, and the Comprehensive Care Physician model at the University of Chicago Medical Center, which seeks to avoid the problems created by the lack of coordination and communication between hospitalists and primary care physicians by enabling primary care physicians to care for their patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Both approaches have been featured in articles published in Health Affairs.

  • Beeson Scholar David Cassarat Pens Op-Ed in New York Times on "Lessons in End-of-Life Care From the V.A."

    Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

    In a recent op-ed titled "Lessons in End-of-Life Care From the V.A." written in the New York Times, Beeson scholar Dr. David Cassarat talks about the need for surveys to address the needs of patients dealing with end-of-life care. 

    "If you have a serious, life-threatening illness, you’d want to be cared for in a hospital that offered the best chance of recovery and survival. But you’d also want to know that along the way, your symptoms would be controlled, and you’d have the information and support you needed to make decisions about your treatment. And at the end of life, your preferences for treatment would be honored, and you’d be comfortable and treated with respect," he writes.


  • EWA Releases Candidate Questions to Engage Presidential Candidates on Eldercare Workforce Issues

    Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

    EWA developed a set of candidate questions to raise awareness about issues surrounding the eldercare workforce during the 2016 campaign season. The questions cover a range of important topics and are meant to start a national dialogue on practical solutions to strengthen our eldercare workforce and improve the quality of care.

  • Experts from Grantee AFAR Prominently Featured in National Geographic Channel Special "The Age of Aging"

    Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

    Experts from the American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR) will be featured on The National Geographic Channel in a Breakthrough segment called "The Age of Aging" narrated by Ron Howard. The episode will air November 29, 2015 at 9:00 P.M. EST. 

  • Taking Care of Family Caregivers

    Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

    The White House Conference on Aging recently recognized the importance of family caregivers in a blog post.

  • Call for Applications: Yale Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research

    Friday, Nov 6, 2015

    The Yale School of Medicine is calling for applications for their two- to- three-year training program sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The goal of the program is to provide highly qualified fellows (MDs or PhDs) with research skills in geriatric clinical epidemiology and an intensive research experience under the mentorship of experienced investigators in gerontology and geriatric medicine. The deadline for applications for the 2016 academic year is January 29, 2016.

  • 2016 Cohort of Practice Change Leaders Is Announced

    Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

    The 2016 cohort of Practice Change Leaders were recently announced. Through participation in this fifteen month program, the ten Practice Change Leaders from this year will further develop their leadership skills through completing a project aimed at improving care for older adults. With the support of local and national Senior Leaders, Practice Change Leaders will engage in self-directed acquisition of the necessary skills and content expertise to become more effective leaders.