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  • Call for Proposals: 2016 Annual Program Meeting Gero-Ed Track

    Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

    The Gero-Ed (Aging and Gerontology) Track emphasizes the imperative to prepare social workers with competencies to enhance the health and well-being of older adults, their family members, and other informal caregivers. The Track covers issues related to aging and intergenerational social work research, policy, education, and practice, which have implications across a range of settings and in national and international spheres. The Track further provides an opportunity for faculty, students, field supervisors, and practitioners to disseminate and gain gerontological knowledge and skills. Gero-Ed Track proposals must clearly state the issue related to aging or older adults, demonstrate its importance to gerontological social work, advance the field’s knowledge base, demonstrate attention to diversity, include evidence-based materials, and reference scholarly literature.

  • Eldercare Workforce Alliance Launches New Blog

    Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

    The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) has launch its new blog. Thanks to initial support and continued backing from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the new EWA blog will bring together members of our coalition, professionals, workers in the field, and experts in aging to raise awareness about these critical topics and provide practical solutions for moving forward.

  • NYU’s Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program is Awarded $1.5M Grant from the Foundation for its Long Term Care Program

    Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

    New York University College of Nursing’s (NYUCN) NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Program was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation to fund the expansion and adaptation of a new initiative, NICHE-Long Term Care (NICHE-LTC) to further develop and improve treatment outcomes, patient care, and staff competencies in nursing homes, assisted living centers, and other post-acute settings. NICHE-LTC program will be based on the successful and self-sustaining NICHE hospital program, a model developed with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation.

  • Foundation and President Terry Fulmer is Featured in New York Times Article on Shortage of Geriatricians

    Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

    In a recent article published in The New York Times, President Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, spoke about the need for geriatricians as the population ages. 

  • AGS Launches Coordinating Center for Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to Support Improved Health Care for Older Adults

    Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016

    The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) a $3 million grant to establish a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Coordinating Center. As a component of the GWEP platform administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the GWEP Coordinating Center will serve as a strategic resource for 44 organizations across 29 states working on projects to increase the number of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals trained to care for America’s growing older adult population.

  • The John A. Hartford Foundation Announces Hiring of Rani Snyder as Program Director

    Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

    Rani Snyder, MPA, will join The John A. Hartford Foundation as its new Program Director in March, the Foundation announced today. Ms. Snyder most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Nevada Medical Center. Prior to joining the Nevada Medical Center, Ms. Snyder served with the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for 14 years, starting as a Program Officer and rising to the position of Director for the Foundation’s Health Care Programs.

  • Call for Applications: Another Look- Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities Grant

    Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

    The Donaghue Foundation is pleased to offer a fourth round of the Another Look grant program. Another Look will provide funding for researchers to use existing data sources to answer a research question that has the near term potential to improve health. In 2016, the focus will continue to be on improving quality of care and quality of life for the elderly population in care facilities. Letters of intent are due on February 29, 2016.

  • FrameWorks Institute Report on Elder Abuse Is Featured in the Columbus Dispatch

    Monday, Jan 11, 2016

    Riding on the trail of the recently published FrameWorks Institute report on "Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Elder Abuse in America," the Columbus Dispatch recently published an article on the findings of the report and interviewed Dr. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation.