In the News
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The March issue of the American Society on Aging's journal, Generations, focuses on eldercare workforce issues and features articles by JAHF President Terry Fulmer, Program Director Rani Snyder, and several grantees, including the Eldercare Workforce Alliance. Several articles are open access and can be found here.
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016
The John A. Hartford Foundation is pleased to join the California Health Care Foundation and Cambia Foundation in presenting the findings of a national poll exploring the views of primary care and specialist physicians about end-of-life and advance care planning conversations with patients.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The purpose of the Elder Justice Innovation Grants program is to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large, such as by developing materials, programs, etc that can be widely disseminated and/or replicated, or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence-base of knowledge. For FY 2016, the following have been identified as priority areas: self-neglect, abuse in guardianship, elder abuse forensic centers, and elder abuse in Indian Country.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the NYU Rory Meyer College of Nursing graduation ceremony. Dr. Fulmer, the founding dean NYU Meyers, was recognized for outstanding humanitarian efforts on behalf of professional nursing. She is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Amy Berman, RN, a Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation, a nurse, and a passionate champion for improving the care of older adults, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University at the school’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22. Ms. Berman delivered a Commencement address to the undergraduate School of Nursing on the university’s Hamden, Connecticut campus.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The geriatric emergency medicine podcast GEMCAST just won an ALiEM (Academic Life in Emergency Medicine) award for "Best New Podcast." ALIEM is one of the most read blogs in emergency medicine. Christina Shenvi’s creation of this new podcast is made possible by the Practice Change Leaders in Aging and Health grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
San Diego-based philanthropists Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to the University of California San Diego to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the Emergency Department at the future Jacobs Medical Center. The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit will enhance care for older adults and enable a multi-year medical research initiative in partnership with the West Health Institute to support their mission of making successful aging a reality for seniors in San Diego and the nation. In recognition of the West’s support, the broader Emergency Department will also be named the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health.
Monday, May 16, 2016
In a recent article on "Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine," Dr. Terry Fulmer discussed how new clinical models are improving health processes for older patients and leading to other innovations.