News & Events

More News about Grantees and Staff

  • Eldercare Workforce Alliance Announces New Executive Director

    Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

    The Eldercare Workforce Alliance recently announced Amy York, a veteran health and labor advocate, as its new Executive Director. York joins the Alliance from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, where she advocated on a wide range of issues, including Medicaid, Medicare, caregiving, the Older Americans Act, and other issues surrounding aging.

  • John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees Approves Five Grants Totaling $4.73 million

    Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015

    The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved five grants totaling $4.73 million for projects that will lead to improved health for older adults through leadership development, advocacy, a study of health information technology, and the dissemination of two models of geriatric care focused on hospital delirium and nursing homes.

  • Director of Center of Excellence at Brown University Richard Besdine Pens Huffington Post Blog on Elder Abuse

    Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015

    Director of the Center of Excellence at Brown University, Dr. Richard Besdine, recently published an article in The Huffington Post on elder abuse. The piece "Why Elder Abuse is Everyone's Problem", which is featured on The Huffington Posts's 'Post 50' blog,

  • Rhode Island Voices for Better Health Project Conducted First of Three Training Sessions on Falls Prevention

    Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015

    Martha Watson, Advanced Nurse Practice Manager at Miriam Hospital and Geriatric Provider Advocate for the Rhode Island Voices for Better Health project, recently conducted the first of three training sessions with a group of nurse case managers on falls prevention for the older adult population at the Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (NHPRI). NHPRI is currently serving the long-term care needs of dual eligibles, and is expected to be part of Rhode Island’s forthcoming duals demonstration project. Along the same dialogue of falls prevention, Audrey Chun writes about a proven strategy of catching falls before they happen. Both are Geriatric Provider Advocates in the Hartford Foundation's grant with Community Catalyst who are trying to make sure that health plans and providers serving dual eligible Medicare-Medicaid populations receive high quality geriatric care.


  • Amy Berman Featured in 'Ask Me a Question' Project for MADE VISIBLE Foundation

    Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

    Amy Berman was recently featured in the "Ask Me a Question" video project created by Annie Levy, creative director of the MADE VISIBLE Foundation. Each video featured in the project is designed to be an interactive teaching tool to allow students and physicians to learn firsthand about the patient’s experience of illness through the patient’s own words and images. The project was made possible through funding from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

  • AGS Releases New Position Statement on Care of LGBT Older Adults

    Friday, Feb 27, 2015

    The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recently released a new position statement that commented on the unfair burden of discrimination in society and healthcare on LGBT older adults and argues that health professionals are in positions to pioneer fairer and more equitable treatment of these older adults. 

  • Hartford Foundation Releases New Report on NLN ACES Initiative

    Friday, Feb 27, 2015

    The John A. Hartford Foundation has released a report on the success of the NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors, or ACE.s, initiative--the first national effort to prepare students in all pre-licensure nursing programs, including associate degree programs, to deliver high-quality care to older adults. The Foundation supported the initiative from 2009 to 2012. The report also examines how Hartford’s funding for the initiative catalyzed support and expansion of the program from other private foundations and corporations.

  • Hartford 'Better Caregiving, Better Lives' Story Contest Winners Announced

    Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

    The John A. Hartford Foundation has announced the top three prize winners of the 2014-15 Hartford Foundation Story Contest: “Better Caregiving, Better Lives: Real Life Strategies and Solutions.” Congratulations to 1st prize winner Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, and to our two 2nd prize winners, Rosemary Rawlins and Marielena Zuniga. Read Marcus Escobedo’s Health AGEnda post and visit the story contest page to read the three prize-winning stories, along with those of the other eight finalists. We invite you to share these stories and use them in your own work.