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

Webinars: Case Management for LTSS Accreditation Overview
May 31, June 17, June 21, 2016

ASA's Generations Features Terry Fulmer, Rani Snyder, JAHF Grantees on Workforce Issues

ePrognosis: Communication Features New Teaching Videos

GEMCAST (Geri EM Podcast) wins Academic Life in EM Best Podcast Award

Materials Now Available from Elder Justice Coordinating Council 2016 Spring Meeting

Call for Submissions: Health Affairs 'Aging and Health' Series
2016 Center for Innovative Care in Aging Summer Research Institute
June 6-8, 2016
Baltimore, MD

Respecting Choices National Share the Experience 
Sept. 7-10, 2016
Milwaukee, WI

2016 C-TAC National Summit on Advanced Illness Care
Sept. 20-21, 2016
Washington, DC

California State University Palliative Care Symposium: "Engaging the Next Generation"
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016
San Marcos, CA

CAPC National Seminar 2016: Practical Tools for Making Change
Oct. 26-29, 2016
Orlando, FL

Funding Opportunities 
June 20, 2016
Call for Applications: Elder Justice Innovation Grants

Aug. 30, 2016
Call for Applications: 2017 Practice Change Leaders

May 2016 

President Terry Fulmer on Geriatric EDs: ‘Momentum Is Underway’

In a recent article on "Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine," Dr. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation, discussed how new clinical models are improving health processes for older patients and leading to other innovations. Prior to 2007, the concept of Geriatric EDs was largely unknown. "Today," Dr. Fulmer says, "we believe there are over 100, and momentum is underway." 

The article features Kevin Beise, MD, and Ula Hwang, MD, who are leading a JAHF grant project to help these and other EDs around the country use the best evidence available to improve care for older adults.  The project is a partnership with the West Health Institute of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, which recently announced exciting related news. Read the full Generations article.

When the Person in Person-Centered Care Is Your Mother

What happens when the person who needs person-centered care is your own mother? Program Officer Wally Patawaran shares his experiences and those of his siblings in caring for their mother, who has an untreatable neuro-degenerative disease. And he relates how those experiences underscore the importance of grants The John A. Hartford Foundation has made to the National Committee for Quality Assurance to promote person-centered care, including through their Case Management Accreditation program for long-term services and supports. Read more.

Commencement Honors for Berman, Fulmer

It’s graduation season, and Senior Program Officer Amy Berman and President Terry Fulmer were honored in separate commencement ceremonies.

Berman received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University and also delivered a commencement address to the graduating class of the university’s undergraduate School of Nursing. 

And at the NYU Rory Meyer College of Nursing graduation ceremony, Dr. Fulmer received the Humanitarian Award in recognition of her outstanding humanitarian efforts on behalf of professional nursing.

On Health AGEnda

Among recent posts on our Health AGEnda blog: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ellen Goodman, co-founder and director of JAHF grantee The Conversation Project, shares the new Conversation Starter Kit for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia. 

Also, JAHF President Terry Fulmer shares why the annual scientific meeting of longtime grantee and partner the American Geriatrics Society is so important to the Foundation’s staff, and congratulates all the winners of AGS awards presented last week.

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