John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $1.4 Million for Senior Care

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $1.4 Million for Senior Care

The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City has announced three grants totaling nearly $1.4 million to support family caregivers, advance age-friendly public health systems, and help people plan for their needs as they age.

In partnership with the Milbank Memorial Fund, the foundation awarded $279,000 over twenty-one months to the Center for Health Care Strategies in support of the center's technical assistance efforts in five states and to disseminate resources nationally to state-based plans that support family caregivers. Building on a series of meetings with Milbank's bipartisan Reforming States Group, CHCS will conduct reviews of family caregiver resources in selected states, convene meetings of local and national experts, and provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

The foundation also awarded $409,378 over two years to the Trust For America's Health to work with the public health system in Florida on an innovative state-specific prototype that helps define the role of public health in ensuring that older adults achieve and maintain their optimal health and well-being, and $700,000 over twenty-eight months to Twin Cities Public Television in support of the production and distribution of a one-hour documentary for PBS on how to prepare for later life.