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  • Five Foundations Combine Forces to Improve Health and Reduce Costs for Chronically Ill Patients with Complex Care Needs

    Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

    Five national health care foundations today announced a new collaboration to transform care delivery for chronically ill patients who have the greatest need for health care services. These individuals, who are estimated to account for 5 percent of the U.S. population but 50 percent of health care spending, typically have multiple conditions that are exacerbated by challenging social needs and a limited ability to care for themselves.

  • JAHF-Supported Research on Dementia Care is Published in JAMA

    Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

    The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a research paper, funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, that examined the relationship between continuity of care and health care utilization and spending among older adults with dementia. The article's authors include Julie P.W. Bynum, MD, MPH, a grantee of The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, the first-place winner of the Foundation's caregiving story contest (which can be found here). 

  • Altarum Institute Works to Incorporate Family Caregiving into Party Platforms and Electoral Politics

    Friday, Jul 22, 2016

    The Altarum Institute announced recent success with their Family Caregiver Platform Project to include family caregiving in state and national party platforms and embed the topic in the upcoming election cycle. Many supporters of the Family Caregiver Platform Project are John A. Hartford Foundation grantees.

  • End of Life Poll Coverage in Today's Geriatric Medicine: Barriers to End-of-Life Care Conversations

    Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

    This web exclusive published by Today's Geriatric Medicine, discussed the importance of conducting end of life care discussions. The article featured quotes from The John A Hartford Foundation's President, Terry Fulmer. This article builds upon the End of Life Poll conducted by the foundation which can be found here.

  • Call for Applications: Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship Opportunity

    Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

    Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) is a new fellowship program offered by the George Washington University through the generosity of the Atlantic Philanthropies. The aim of the fellowship is to develop leaders who understand the foundations of health inequity and have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems and organizations.

  • David Di Martino Elected to The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees

    Friday, Jul 15, 2016

    The John A. Hartford Foundation today announced that David Di Martino has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Di Martino is currently a partner at Blue Engine Message & Media with 20 years of experience advising non-profit, political, advocacy and corporate clients on messaging, media, communications, and strategy. David has worked at the highest levels of national politics and public policy, having held senior positions on several campaigns and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

  • JAHF Staff Transitions and Work with HIGN Highlighted in Health Affairs’ GrantWatch

    Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

    The John A. Hartford Foundation’s work with the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU was highlighted in the recent GrantsWatch blog from Health Affairs along with the Foundation’s staff transitions.

  • NQF Releases Third Interim Report for Comment

    Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

    The National Quality Forum’s interim report, Addressing Performance Measure Gaps in Home and Community-Based Services to Support Community Living: Priorities for Measure Development, is now available for public and member comment through July 15 at 6:00 pm ET.