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  • Justice in Aging Releases New Issue Brief 'A Right to Person-Centered Care Planning'

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Justice in Aging recently published an issue brief that analyzes how well states are implementing a 2014 rule that creates the right to person-centered care planning for Medicaid consumers of long-term services and supports.

  • FrameWorks "Gauging Aging" Webinar Featured in Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    FrameWorks' "Gauging Aging" Webinar was recently featured along with other grantees of the Hartford Foundation in a Sarasota Herald-Tribune article on "Reframing the Conversation on Growing Old." The article was penned by Barbara Peters Smith, a John A. Hartford Foundation Journalist in Aging Fellow who published a three-part series in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on "The Home Care Revoluation."

  • ACL Releases Report 'A Profile of Older Americans: 2014'

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    The Administration for Community Living (ACL) recently released a profile of the United States population over age 65 based on data from the US Census. This year's report titled "A Profile of Older Americans: 2014 is now available from the ACL website along with profiles from prior years. 

  • Community Catalyst Releases 'Building Bridges to Better Health' Video

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    In honor of Older Americans Month, Community Catalyst has released a video on "Building Bridges to Better Health" which emphasizes the power of the Voices for Better Health collaboration between consumer advocates and geriatrics providers to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable older aduts. 

  • National Health Policy Forum Issue Brief Examines Medicare Advantage Star Rating System

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    The National Health Policy Forum recently published an issue brief that examines the Medicare Advantage Star Rating system. Despite the popularity of Medicare Advantage, issues with the Star Ratings system remain, including: how performance metrics are developed, chosen, and maintained; how differences among beneficiary populations (particularly with regard to the dually eligible and those receiving low-income subsidies) should be recognized; and the extent to which health plans can control the variables on which they are being measured.

  • Hartford 2013 Annual Report "Spreading Innovation Through Collaboration" Wins Award of Excellence from The Communicator Awards

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    The 2013 Hartford Foundation Annual Report on "Spreading Innovation Through Collaboration" recently received an Award of Excellence from The Communicator Awards. Selected by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, the annual report is the product of a joint effort between SCP, a socially responsible consulting firm; staff at the hartford foundation; and Don Battershall Designs.

  • Mental Health America Partners with National Council on Aging and My Medicare Matters Program for Mental Health Awareness Month and Older Americans Month

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    For over 65 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and Older Americans Month in May, Mental Health America has teamed up with the National Council on Aging and the My Medicare Matters Program to feature materials on older adults during this time as well. 

  • Albert L. Siu, MD, Appointed Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    Albert L. Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chairman, professor of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was appointed Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). He will hold office for a one-year term. Dr. Siu was appointed to this position by the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.