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At The John A. Hartford Foundation, our mission is to improve the care of older adults.

We do this by investing in aging experts and practice innovations that transform
how the care of older adults is delivered. 

  • 9 Great Health Care Stories from The John A. Hartford Foundation (PDF)
  • One-page Overview of the Foundation (PDF)
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  • Our three areas of emphasis are Age-Friendly Health Systems, Family Caregiving, and Serious Illness & End of Life. Scroll down for more information.

For media inquiries, contact

Marcus Escobedo, JAHF Senior Program Officer & Communications Director


To prevent harm to older adults, improve health outcomes, and lower overall costs, health care systems must adopt evidence-based models and practices that deliver better care to our rapidly aging population across all settings, including the home and community. We are working to create health systems that are age-friendly and better able to meet the goals of the Triple Aim.


The nearly 18 million family caregivers of older adults in the U.S. are often invisible in our health care system and receive little preparation and support. We aim to transform our health care and long-term services and supports systems to meet the needs of these family caregivers.


Too often, care during serious illness or at the end of life fails to meet the goals and preferences of older adults and results in harm and burden. Palliative care and other effective approaches must be more widely available that deliver high-quality care, preserves dignity, and honors the wishes of older adults and their families.

About The John A. Hartford Foundation

Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P groceries), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65. The largest-ever generation of older adults is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care that keeps older adults as healthy as possible is essential to sustaining these valuable contributions. The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that its investments in aging experts and innovations can transform how care is delivered, lowering costs and dramatically improving the health of older adults.

The John A. Hartford Foundation 2016 Annual Report

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