Hartford Foundation Awards $2.1 Million for Aging Report, Fellowships

Hartford Foundation Awards $2.1 Million for Aging Report, Fellowships

The has announced two grants totaling more than $2.1 million for projects aimed at improving the health of older adults through changes in healthcare policy and practices.

In partnership with , the foundation awarded $1.6 million to the program to provide support to an additional forty-four fellows. Over the next three years, the fellows will share their geriatric expertise with policy makers while receiving intensive exposure to policy making through placements at key federal agencies and offices. The fellows also will coordinate their policy change efforts with the foundation’s newly formed initiative.

In addition, the foundation awarded a grant of $530,000 over two years to the and the to help fund a new study on family caregiving of older adults. The study, which also is being funded by the and others, aims to establish a set of policy- and practice-focused recommendations that address the needs of vulnerable older adults and the families who care for them. The grant will provide $400,000 to IOM to conduct the study and $130,000 over two years to GSA in support of Hartford Change AGEnts' participation in the process.

"." John A. Hartford Foundation Press Release 06/16/2014.