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  • Hartford Scholars and Grantees Contribute to Latest Health Affairs Special Issue on Alzheimer’s Disease

    Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014

    In the April 2014 thematic issue of Health Affairs, authors explore the many subjects raised by Alzheimer’s disease: the optimal care patients receive and the testing of new models, international comparisons of how the disease is treated, families’ end-of-life dilemmas, a new public-private research collaboration designed to produce improved treatments, and others. Many of the Hartford Foundation’s scholars and grantees contributed to the latest issue of Health Affairs.

  • Hartford Grantee National Health Policy Forum Releases Report on National Spending for Long-Term Services and Supports

    Thursday, Apr 3, 2014

    Long-term services and supports (LTSS) for the elderly and younger populations with disabilities are a significant component of national health care spending. In 2012, spending for these services was $219.9 billion (9.3 percent of all U.S. personal health care spending), almost two-thirds of which was paid by the federal-state Medicaid program. The National Health Policy Forum recently released a publication that presents data on LTSS spending by major public and private sources.

  • Public Poll from John A. Hartford Foundation: Older Adults Think Medical Homes Help Improve Health

    Thursday, Apr 3, 2014

    Teamwork and the key services of a patient-centered medical home—important and controversial aspects of health reform efforts—can improve older adults’ health, according to “On Your Team,” a survey of adults 65 and older released on April 3 by the John A. Hartford Foundation. The survey found that this care is still relatively uncommon, as just 27 percent of older adults reported receiving these services. Nevertheless, a large majority (83%) of those who say they do receive well-coordinated care from a team of providers report that this “team care” has improved their health. The press release, poll findings, and other materials can be found here.

  • New Hartford Change AGEnts Network Will Spur Transformations in Dementia Caregiving

    Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014

    A new coalition of experts known as the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative Dementia Caregiving Network is now working to achieve improvements in services, supports, and care for persons with dementia and their caregivers. This is the first of several planned networks within the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative, which was established in 2013 and is a multi-year project designed to create change in the practice environment that will improve the health of older adults, their families, and communities. The co-chairs of the new network are Alan Stevens, PhD, the Centennial Chair in Gerontology at Baylor Scott & White Health and professor at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center; and Nancy Wilson MA, LMSW, of the Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston  VA Center of  Excellence in Health Services Research. The two are responsible for identifying what is currently known about improving the lives of persons with dementia and their caregivers, and putting into motion ambitious plans to ensure that the best care is provided.

  • Call for Applications: Hartford Change AGEnts Policy Institute

    Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014

    Do you know of a policy that if changed, could change the lives of older adults, their families and the community? The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative Policy Institute will provide 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 will range from federal policy and regulatory change to state and local policy work. The Institute, to be held June 22-24, 2014 in Washington D.C., will help AGEnts gain a stronger understanding of the complex policy-making environment and the role that they can play in driving policy outcomes. Apply Now! Application Deadline: April 25, 2014.

  • Two Affiliates of Hartford Grantee PHI Named to 2014 B Corp Best for the World List

    Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014

    Two affiliates of Hartford Grantee Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) and the Philadelphia-based Home Care Associates (HCA), were named to the 2014 B Corp Best for the World List.  This list honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment.  For the second year in a row, both CHCA and HCA earned two of the top ten scores among all comparable organizations. 

  • RFP from Hillman Foundation for New Innovations in Care Program Supporting Transformative, Nursing-­Driven Models of Care

    Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

    The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation has launched the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, which will provide over $3 million in funding over the next five years to nursing-driven models of care that target vulnerable populations. The foundation has released a Request for Proposal that can be downloaded from the foundation website: http://rahf.org/grant-­programs/hillman-­innovations-­in-­care-­program/. The submission deadline for the first-round of brief proposals is May 1, 2014.

  • Hartford Foundation Trustees Approve Two Grants Totaling $2.275 million

    Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

    The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved two grants totaling $2.275 million. One supports the implementation of a transformation business plan to expand the availability of palliative care and enhance the sustainability of longtime grantee the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), while the other aids Grantmakers In Aging’s goal of growing its membership and increasing the number of foundations engaged in aging-related philanthropy.