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News from The John A. Hartford Foundation
 
Welcome to Front pAGE, a monthly publication of The John A. Hartford Foundation that highlights the Foundation’s grants, news, events, and ideas and promotes inter-grantee communication and collaboration.

Featured Resources and Announcements

Three-part Series on Financial Elder Abuse in U.S. News & World Report

Health Affairs Request for Abstracts on the Diffusion of Innovations

The Conversation Project: New Toolkit on Being and Selecting a Health Care Proxy

The Financial Costs of Family Caregiving: A Stark Reality

Patient Priorities Care: Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Health Affairs Special Issue on Delivery System Reform

Health & Aging Policy Fellows Program Hosting Informational Calls
 
The 2017 National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture
March 30, 2017
Washington, DC

Hospital Elder Life Program Conference
April 6-7, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Call for Submissions: Health Affairs 'Aging and Health' Series

Funding Opportunities

March 2017 


New Grants Support Dementia Caregiving and Strengthen Aging Philanthropy

Three new grants totaling almost $950,000 have been approved by The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees to support partnerships that will accelerate improvements in our family caregiving program area, as well as strengthen aging-focused philanthropy more generally. Read more.


Tune in to WIHI Radio Show to Learn About The Playbook

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)’s one-hour radio show  at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 23 will orient you to the newly available online resource: The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs.
 
The panel guiding the discussion will feature two of The Playbook’s creators, Kedar Mate and Marian Bihrle Johnson, as well as two advisors, Jose Figueroa and David Labby. Dr. Figueroa will explain the thinking behind, and resources for, population segmentation as part of this work and how to best utilize it, and Dr. Labby will talk about his experience working with, and learning from, populations with complex needs.

The John A. Hartford Foundation was one of the five foundation funders of The Playbook. Visit the WIHI website to sign up to listen to the program.

Momentum Builds for High-Quality Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care

Momentum is building around improving care for people with serious illness or at the end of life, one of The John A. Hartford Foundation’s programmatic areas of emphasis.

In recent months, several organizations involved in serious illness and end-of-life care have been producing tools, sharing information, and advocating for person-centered care that meets the values, goals, and preferences of older adults and their families at an incredibly vulnerable and difficult stage of life. Read more.

The Urgent Need for Age-Friendly Health Systems

JAHF President Terry Fulmer shares a letter from a colleague that illustrates the gaps in quality care that too many older people encounter.

The “unnecessarily stressful events” her colleague details in the letter to the hospital where her 81-year-old aunt underwent a surgical procedure underscores the need to build a movement to highlight the specific care needs of older adults and help improve care for all of our older loved ones. Read more.

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