The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City has announced three grants totaling $833,000 in support of efforts to disseminate evidence and tools that can improve cost and quality outcomes for older adults and promote policies that strengthen the eldercare workforce.
The grant recipients include Project HOPE, which was awarded $496,000 to continue to partner with the policy journal Health Affairs to advance best practices in elder care and position aging and health policy issues at the center of the national healthcare dialogue. To that end, the journal will work with healthcare experts to commission content for its Aging and Health series, solicit and publish at least ten to fourteen peer-reviewed papers focused on geriatric models of care and related topics, and leverage its media and social media outreach to disseminate the commissioned articles.
The foundation also awarded a renewal grant of $200,000 over two years to the Tides Center in support of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, a coalition of thirty-one national organizations representing a range of stakeholders that will use the funds to engage in education and outreach activities designed to protect and advance older adult-friendly federal and state policies and strengthen the workforce caring for an aging America.
And the foundation awarded a grant of $137,000 to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in support of a partnership with four other funders — the Commonwealth Fund, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson and SCAN foundations — focused on improving outcomes for adults with complex health and social needs by helping healthcare organizations participating in value-based payment systems adopt evidence-based models and practices. As a step toward that goal, the five foundations have partnered with the institute to create the Better Care Playbook, an online tool for health system leaders that provides access to a hundred and eighty different resources.