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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.

Issue Spotlight

June 2019

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.

April 2019

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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