John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $5.6 Million for Aging Services

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $5.6 Million for Aging Services

The New York City-based John A. Hartford Foundation has announced grants totaling $5.6 million in support of efforts to improve health care and social services for the elderly.

The three-year grants will support the efforts of retail clinics and public health agencies to become more age-friendly, expand access to coordinated community-based health and social services for frail older adults, and support a membership association for funders in the field of aging. The grantees include the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, which was awarded more than $2.3 million to improve the quality of care and outcomes for older adults in retail clinic settings through the implementation of the Age-Friendly Health Systems 4Ms framework in eleven hundred CVS MinuteClinic locations; and Trust for America's Health, which will receive nearly $2.35 million to expand its Age-Friendly Public Health Systems and advocate for making the health and well-being of older adults a core component of public health efforts at the local, state, and federal levels.

The foundation also awarded $500,000 to the National PACE Association in support of its plan to expand the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides coordinated community-based health and social services to frail older adults in their homes and PACE sites as an alternative to nursing home placement; and $309,503 to Grantmakers in Aging in support of its efforts to strengthen its leadership on aging issues.