John A. Hartford Foundation Awards Nearly $8.3 Million for Senior Care

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards Nearly $8.3 Million for Senior Care

The New York City-based John A. Hartford Foundation has announced grants totaling nearly $8.3 million to organizations working to build more age-friendly health systems and improve care for older adults.

The awards include a grant of more than $6 million over forty-two months to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in support of Phase II of its Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative; $1.2 million over two years to the Diverse Elders Coalition to help launch a training curriculum for healthcare and social service providers working to meet the needs of diverse family caregivers; and $364,656 over eighteen months to Johns Hopkins University to improve family caregiver access to information needed to coordinate and manage the care of older adults with complex health conditions.

In addition, the foundation awarded $300,000 over two years to the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging to support the widespread dissemination of information about evidence-based interventions for people living with dementia; $204,547 over two years to the Center for Health Care Strategies for the development and dissemination of the Better Care Playbook, an online set of resources that supports the adoption of evidence-based models and practices; and $175,000 over nine months to the Hebrew Home at Riverdale for an evaluation of the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice's shelter model.