The John A. Hartford Foundation is funding game-changing efforts to improve care for older adults through four grants totaling nearly $9 million:
- Seven leading national organizations will collaborate to increase access to high-quality palliative care and advance care planning through public messaging and scaling innovative programs that improve serious illness and end-of-life care.
- The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging will continue to build out its Aging and Disability Business Institute, which helps community-based social service organizations more effectively partner with health systems to improve the health and well-being of older adults.
- The American Hospital Association and its Health Research & Education Trust will create a dynamic leadership development program and conduct a nine-month Action Community of hospitals that will receive coaching to implement evidence-based practices centered on the essential elements of Age-Friendly Health Systems.
The Reframing Aging initiative will receive support for a next phase of this important work led by the Gerontological Society of America to counter our society’s negative views on aging.