In 2017, the Foundation and its grantees launched major initiatives and produced valuable resources to advance better care of older adults.
- The John A. Hartford Foundation launches four new grant initiatives:
- Age-Friendly Health Systems
- National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment
- The Better Care Playbook, Phase 2
- AGS CoCare: OrthoTM, a geriatrics/orthopedics co-management program for hip fracture patients
- Foundation staff co-author articles for the Academic Emergency Medicine’s Special Issue on Shared Decision Making in the ED.
- Rani E. Snyder, Program Director, joins the board of Grantmakers In Aging.
- The Aging and Disability Business Institute at n4a launches its new website to help community-based organizations partner with health systems.
- George Suttles joins the Foundation as Program Officer.
- The Health Affairs blog features the Better Care Playbook.
- The Foundation awards three new grants, totaling $950,000, to support dementia caregiving and to strengthen aging philanthropy.
- Terry Fulmer, President, receives The Rosalie S. Wolf Award for her work on the prevention of elder abuse from the American Society on Aging.
- The Conversation Project releases a new toolkit on being and selecting a health care proxy.
- The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society publishes the 30-year history of the Foundation’s Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry.
- The National Academy of Medicine releases its final synthesis paper from the Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative.
- The American College of Surgeons publishes initial hospital-level surgical care standards for older adults.
- The Reframing Aging project releases its Gaining Momentum Toolkit.
- The Foundation awards four new grants, totaling $1.67 million, to improve the care of older adults with complex needs across care settings.
- Nirav Shah, MD, previously Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and former New York State Health Commissioner, joins the board.
- Barbara Paul Robinson, Co-Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, retires from the board after 11 years following a decade of distinguished service as General Counsel.
- The Foundation releases a statement in support of Congressional hearings on PACE as a promising model.
- Dr. Jack Rowe launches The John A. Hartford Foundation Aging Society Index at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress.
- The NASEM Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Advanced Illness releases Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care.
- The Home-Centered Care Institute launches its nationwide network for home-based primary care education.
- The Foundation awards five new grants, totaling $3.6 million, to accelerate the move to age-friendly health systems, support family caregivers, and improve serious illness and end-of-life care.
- POLITICO holds Aging in America event in DC and launches series.
- Respecting Choices, an internationally recognized evidence-based model of advance care planning, launches its new website.
- The Foundation and IHI publish an article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on “The Age-Friendly Health System Imperative.”
- Members of Congress share their personal caregiving experiences at a Congressional Stories of Family Caregiving Capitol Hill briefing with the Gerontological Society of America.
- AARP Public Policy Institute holds 2017 CARE Act Summit.
- The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee recommends full implementation of an alternative payment model for the Hospital at Home model, to the HHS Secretary.
- Kaiser Health News holds event on advance care planning in Washington, DC and via Facebook Live.
- The Foundation awards three new grants, totaling $833,000, to disseminate evidence and tools that can improve cost and quality outcomes for older adults and to promote policies that strengthen the eldercare workforce.