Philanthropy News Digest: John A. Hartford Foundation Awards $3.2 Million for Senior Care


The John A. Hartford Foundation has announced three grants totaling more than $3.2 million in support of efforts to improve emergency department care for older adults, ensure access to quality care for adults with serious long-term illnesses, and assist state governments in developing palliative care programs.

To that end, the New York City-based foundation awarded $2.16 million over three years to the American Geriatrics Society and American College of Emergency Physicians to establish a coordinating center for the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, which comprises a group of interdisciplinary faculty, nine GEDC sites, and the Emergency Nurses Association and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, in addition to ACEP and AGS. Funded in partnership with the West Health Institute, GEDC will conduct training for emergency department personnel, develop online educational curricula, and study the efficacy of geriatric emergency department interventions.

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