Hartford Foundation Awards $6.7 Million in Grants

The New York City-based has announced three grants totaling $6.7 million for projects designed to improve the care and lives of older adults across the country.

The grant recipients include the at the , which was awarded more than $3.5 million to promote six innovative national models of end-of-life and serious illness care and fund the creation of a collective strategy with shared goals, common metrics, and mutually reinforcing field-building activities; and the , which will receive $2.9 million for the development of a national resource center that provides training and disseminates tools aimed at helping community-based organizations contract with health systems to deliver medical care to older adults integrated with social services.  

In addition, the foundation awarded the at the a $300,000 grant over three years to help establish geriatric team care in community-based settings and inform the development of inter-professional curricula in nursing and other health professional schools. To that end, up to twenty-five nursing school-led community-based programs will be awarded grants to develop inter-professional courses and activities while cultivating collaborations among health professions, educational, and community partners.

"." John A. Hartford Foundation Press Release 03/18/2016.