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

2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
May 15, 2015
National Harbor, MD
Eldercare Workforce Alliance Announces New Executive Director
ACE.S Report
AGS Releases New Position Statement on Care of LGBT Older Adults
Rhode Island Voices for Better Health Project Training Sessions on Falls Prevention

Save the Date: Johns Hopkins Summer Research Institute—Developing and Advancing Behavioral Interventions
June 8-12, 2015
Baltimore, MD
Funding Opportunities 

April 15, 2015
Call for Applications: Health and Aging Policy Fellows 2015-16

May 1, 2015
Donaghue Foundation Announces Research Grant Program on Elders in Care Facilities

NIH Funding Opportunities on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications in Older Adults
(see FOAs for deadlines)

March 2015 

Hartford Foundation Trustees Approve Five Grants Totaling $4.73 million

The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees has approved five grants totaling $4.73 million for projects that will lead to improved health for older adults through leadership development, advocacy, a study of health information technology, and the dissemination of two models of geriatric care focused on hospital delirium and nursing homes. Read more. 

Rachael Watman introduces a new report on the ACE.S program, which was the first national effort to prepare students in all pre-licensure nursing programs, including associate degree, to deliver high-quality care to older adults. The innovative teaching tools ACE.S has developed continue to advance better care for older Americans in nursing education. Read more.

Hartford Change AGEnts Update

Nancy Wilson, co-leader of the Change AGEnts Dementia Caregiving Network, is featured in this month’s Change AGEnts Spotlight on our website. Wilson works to advance programs and policies supporting the role of home and community based agencies and a diverse workforce in meeting the needs of older adults and family caregivers coping with chronic illness, including depression, dementia, and anxiety. Please check out our other Change AGEnts Spotlights.
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In the News

Dr. Richard Besdine, director of the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine at Brown University, recently published an article on The Huffington Post titled, "Why Elder Abuse is Everyone's Problem," which features research and comments from several grantees and incoming Hartford President Terry Fulmer, an expert on the subject. And Hartford senior program officer Amy Berman was recently featured in the "Ask Me a Question" video project created by Annie Levy, creative director of the MADE VISIBLE Foundation.

Health AGEnda Highlights

Read interviews with the authors of the top three prize winners in the 2014-15 John A. Hartford Foundation Story Contest: “Better Caregiving, Better Lives: Real Life Strategies and Solutions.” And if you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to read their prize-winning stories. We feature interviews with 1st prize winner Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, and her story, "Caring for Dementia: Returning to the Village;" and with our two 2nd prize winners, Rosemary Rawlins, author of "Gratitude for End of Life Lessons"  and Marielena Zuniga, author of "Sitting With Raymond: The Zen of Caregiving."
These are just three of the compelling posts featured on Health AGEnda. Don’t want to miss a post? Subscribe through RSS or email. You can also follow the Hartford Foundation and the blog via Facebook.
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