Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and the number of elderly is growing dramatically. In 2010, there were 40.3 million adults 65 and older—or 13 percent of the population. This number is expected to increase to more than 72 million—or 20 percent of the population—by 2030. Philanthropy is fully engaged in addressing the needs of this population and their caregivers, including the significant challenges of long-term care, prescription drug coverage, Medicare, and multiple chronic conditions. GIH offers programming on the issues facing older adults and works with other stakeholders also committed to the work.
Contact Colin Pekruhn for more information about our programming in this area.
A new Johns Hopkins report, "In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States," highlights advanced policies and programs in support of family caregivers in Washington, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, and Tennessee. Cosponsored by Milbank Memorial Fund and The John A. Hartford Foundation, the report explores how these states are building family caregiving programs into their service delivery systems. The report identifies several common themes and details how each state developed their family caregiving policies.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization focused on increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people living with serious illness, has written about how The John A. Hartford Foundation has helped them develop a sustainable business model. In 2014, the Hartford Foundation awarded CAPC a five-year, $2 million grant to fund strategic growth priorities, which included a focus on developing a transformation business plan to convert CAPC from solely depending on philanthropic support to a self-sustaining, revenue-generating model through annual membership fees for CAPC’s palliative care technical assistance and clinical training resources.
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Older Adults are a Critical Asset to Building Healthy Communities – A Call for an Intersectional Approach
July 13, 2018
Andrew Levack, MPH, St. David’s Foundation
How Foundations Can Accelerate Health System Improvement by Investing in Capacity Building Across Sectors
May 10, 2018
Lori Peterson, Collaborative Consulting
Erica Snow, The Colorado Health Foundation
Shirin Vakharia, Marin Community Foundation
Care Partners: How Philanthropy Can Kick-Start Programs to Engage Community and Family Members to Improve Depression Care for Older Adults
March 9, 2018
Ladson Hinton, MD, University of California, Davis
Theresa J. Hoeft, PhD, University of Washington
Laura Rath, MSG, Archstone Foundation
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, University of Washington