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

Medicare to Cover YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

JAMA and Kaiser Health News Release Infographic on Medicare and End-of-Life Care

Family Caregivers and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: An AARP Research Report

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Perspective Piece on Hospitals at Home

Healthcare Facilities are Eliminating Fall Alarms

AARP Solutions Forum - Families Caring for An Aging America: The Current Landscape and Opportunities
Dec. 1, 2016
Washington, DC

Call for Submissions: Health Affairs 'Aging and Health' Series

Funding Opportunities 
Nov. 23, 2016
Apply for the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging
Jan. 12, 2017
2017 Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program

Jan. 27, 2017
Applications Now Being Accepted for Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

November 2016 

A Vision for Age-Friendly Health Systems

As the nation ages, our current health systems will need to change. Dr. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Senior Program Officer Amy Berman share the Foundation's vision for Age-Friendly Health Systems on the Health Affairs Blog

They discuss how the Foundation is working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, dozens of leading experts in health care redesign, and health system leaders and stakeholders including the American Hospital Association and the Joint Commission to synthesize the critical elements of geriatric models of care in order to test a new Age-Friendly approach in a number of health systems.

Read their full Health Affairs Blog post — Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?

Register Now for 'Conversation Starters' Webinar

Register online for the Advance Care Planning "Conversation Starters" webinar on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, from 2-3 p.m. ET. The webinar will present findings from provider and consumer focus groups and the new report, "Conversation Starters: Research Insights from Clinicians and Patients on Conversations About End-of-Life Care and Wishes."

The research and the webinar are supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, California Health Care Foundation, Cambia Health Foundation. Register today.

Building Momentum: The Importance of Improving Care for Older Adults in the New Administration

What will this year’s election results mean for the future of health care, philanthropy, and the care of older adults?

JAHF President Terry Fulmer writes that President-elect Trump and the new administration should continue building on recent progress in moving away from volume-based care and toward value-based, person-centered, age-expert care. Read more.

Sharing Knowledge and Forging Collaborations at the GIA Conference

JAHF Program Director Rani Snyder shares highlights on three important projects—Reframing Aging, elevating the role of family caregivers, and advancing geriatric emergency departments—that were among the many topics that sparked discussion and interest at the recent Grantmakers In Aging annual conference. Read more.

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On Health AGEnda

On Veterans Day, Senior Program Officer Nora OBrien-Suric remembered the men and women who have served in our nation’s military and paid tribute to the often underrecognized work of the Veteran’s Health Administration .

Also, guest author Nora Super of JAHF grantee the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging calls on community-based organizations in the Aging and Disability Networks to engage with patient-centered medical homes and other providers under new Medicare regulations.
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