Hartford Foundation Awards $6.7 Million in Grants

The New York City-based John A. Hartford Foundation has announced three grants totaling $6.7 million for projects designed to improve the care and lives of older adults across the country.

The grant recipients include the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, which was awarded more than $3.5 million to promote six innovative national models of end-of-life and serious illness care and fund the creation of a collective strategy with shared goals, common metrics, and mutually reinforcing field-building activities; and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, which will receive $2.9 million for the development of a national resource center that provides training and disseminates tools aimed at helping community-based organizations contract with health systems to deliver medical care to older adults integrated with social services.  

In addition, the foundation awarded the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota a $300,000 grant over three years to help establish geriatric team care in community-based settings and inform the development of inter-professional curricula in nursing and other health professional schools. To that end, up to twenty-five nursing school-led community-based programs will be awarded grants to develop inter-professional courses and activities while cultivating collaborations among health professions, educational, and community partners.

"JAHF Board of Trustees Approve Three Grants Totaling $6.7 Million." John A. Hartford Foundation Press Release 03/18/2016.