Featured Resources

Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

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Fall Prevention Report

Fall Prevention: A Strategic Vision, A Lasting Legacy

This new Archstone Foundation report reflects on two decades of projects that served a crucial translational role in taking fall-risk reduction research principles and putting them into the hands of health professionals and community-based programs so older adults could benefit. It also outlines the foundation’s “12 Key Strategies for Success” that was developed as part of this grantmaking effort and continue to guide the their grantmaking.

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Supporting Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Care for older adults with chronic, disabling health conditions has entered a new chapter, one with far-ranging implications for families, communities, health care, and even the economy. The current system does not adequately support the needs of those routinely providing extensive help with daily activities, delivering complex medically-related services, and coordinating health care and long-term services and supports.

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Latest Resources

Hiding in Plain Sight: Care Challenges for Older Adults Living with HIV

Unless you fund an AIDS-serving organization or have a personal connection, this may surprise you, but HIV/AIDS has quietly undergone a metamorphosis, and it is time for health funders to take a fresh look.

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Scan of the Field: Palliative and Serious Illness Care Grantmaking 2019

This survey provides valuable insights into the broader field of palliative care and serious illness philanthropy, including how and where funders are directing their resources, the strategies they employ, and the interventions they are interested in.

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Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

Read More →
Fall Prevention Report

Fall Prevention: A Strategic Vision, A Lasting Legacy

This new Archstone Foundation report reflects on two decades of projects that served a crucial translational role in taking fall-risk reduction research principles and putting them into the hands of health professionals and community-based programs so older adults could benefit. It also outlines the foundation’s “12 Key Strategies for Success” that was developed as part of this grantmaking effort and continue to guide the their grantmaking.

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Driving Toward Age-Friendly Care for the Future

WebMD/John A. Hartford Foundation Survey Finds Older Adults and Their Caregivers are Misinformed

Care of older adults is mired in misinformation, with most older patients and caregivers mistakenly believing that sharp declines in quality of life are inevitable, according to a new survey from The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) and WebMD.

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National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans

Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps

National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans.

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GIH Events

Health Affairs: Community Care for High Needs Patients

Almost everyone wants to live in their own home and community as they age. Yet for many, later age brings frailty and the accumulation of chronic conditions. This month’s issue of Health Affairs examines how we can best provide care in the community for people with advanced illness.

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Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

Suicide in Older Adults: A Quiet Epidemic

There is a widespread and dangerous popular misconception that permeates our society that aging and despair—and even depression—go hand in hand. One of the most drastic consequences of such marginalization is the resultant isolation and feelings of burdensomeness that, when exacerbated with key risk factors, may drive suicide in older adults.

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Issue Focus by Colin Pekruhn Sep 2019

Policies for Those Who Care: Investing in Systems That Support Family Caregivers

Across the country, more than 45 million family members are providing care for older adults with chronic, disabling health conditions. There are a multitude of reasons why health grantmakers should be concerned about this, ranging from caregivers’ critical role in managing the needs of complex care patient populations to the manifold short- and long-term impacts caregiving has on the health and wellness of caregivers themselves.

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