HomeCare Magazine has published an article, "Health Care Programs for Older Adults: New Report Highlights Geriatrics Work of Private Foundation."
The article talks about a recent evaluation of the impact of The John A. Hartford Foundation’s grantmaking over the past thirty years, and notes that Health Affairs GrantWatch January edition features a paper covering the foundation’s work in the growth of geriatrics. It’s been 25 years since The John A. Hartford Foundation dedicated its sole priority to improving the care of older adults, the article notes. Today, the organization has been credited with playing an instrumental role in creating the field of geriatrics “essentially from scratch.”
"Early on, we wanted to create the leadership in the field and the models of care in the field. Now we are going downstream to the point of care, making sure we can create Age-Friendly Health Systems from what we have learned,” Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, said.