Announcing $3.6 Million in New Grants
The John A. Hartford Foundation is building on its record of improving care of older adults with the announcement of $3.6 million in grants to five organizations: the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), AARP Foundation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education, and Columbia University. This funding will help create age-friendly health systems by supporting initiatives to develop quality measures that matter to older adults, proposing Medicare payment models for rehabilitation services in the home, and identifying best practices for hospitals to support family caregivers. Some projects, such as The John A. Hartford Foundation State Aging Index from Columbia University, are an expansion and refinement of previous work. Other initiatives, such as Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning, bridge multiple sectors for a holistic approach to end-of-life care.