JAHF in the News

U.S. News & World Report: When Friends Become Caregivers

U.S. News and World Report reporter Michael O. Schroeder writes about the role that friends and neighbors increasingly take on as caregivers of older adults. The article was written with the support of a journalism fellowship from New America Media, the Gerontological Society of America and The John A. Hartford Foundation.

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With JAHF Grant EDC Will Lead National Effort to Address Elder Mistreatment

EDC, in partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation, will lead a national team of experts to address what is seen as a gap in the U.S. health care system—the failure to identify and prevent elder mistreatment, including abuse and neglect. The foundation has awarded EDC $775,000 to develop a model to help identify, assess, and prevent elder mistreatment, which is estimated to involve 10 percent of older adults.

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JAHF's Comments on the Next Administration Featured on Health Leaders Media

It's an understatement to say that the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a hot topic for conversation in the nation's capital. The ACA boosted Medicare benefits in ways that are popular with the 57 million seniors and disabled Americans who depend on the program. Republicans have said they want to approve repealing the ACA early in 2017, but even if they do, dismantling the system will take a while.

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Health Affairs Publishes Special Issue on Oral Health

The recent release of Health Affairs December 2016 issue provides a comprehensive look at oral health. The collection of papers examine the topic from many angles however, a single theme stands out: the divide between dental care and medical care is vast, has significant consequences for patients, and is entirely of our own making.

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Improving Advance Care Planning: Research Results from the “Conversation Starters” Focus Groups and “Conversation Stopper” Physician Survey

The John A. Hartford Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the California Health Care Foundation and Cambia Health Foundation in conducting a national survey and series of focus groups on improving Advance Care Planning, as well as exploring the barriers that can make these important conversations more challenging. 

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