The John A. Hartford Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $1 million in support of partnerships designed to accelerate improvements in family caregiving.
The grants build on the foundation's efforts to improve care of older adults through partnerships with organizations working in its three program areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Grant recipients include the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, which was awarded $498,635 over thirty months to develop a Web-based resource that helps health and social service organizations compare and select evidence-based caregiver support programs for implementation; and Grantmakers In Aging, which the foundation helped establish in 1982 and which will receive $265,750 over three years in support of its work to increase the impact of aging-related philanthropy through its focus on communications, outreach, education, and convening aimed at fostering collaboration between its members.
The foundation also awarded $185,000 to Health Policy Associates, Inc. to evaluate the impact of its three decades of grantmaking on the field of aging and health. Specifically, the review will focus on the foundation’s support for the development of evidence-based models of care and its programs to increase the number of faculty in the disciplines of geriatric medicine, social work, and nursing.