The Foundation recently released the 2010 Annual Report, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Initiative. This year’s report features a new, photo-driven format, to tell the stories of “A Day in the Life of an Academic Geriatric Nurse,” illustrating the richness, diversity, and culture of a career in academic geriatric nursing. The report documents the work of 18 geriatric nurses to demonstrate their impact on education, research, practice, and policy in their communities. To view the report, visit http://www.jhartfound.org/pdf%20files/JAHF_2010_AR.pdf. More information about the report and the people featured is available on the Foundation’s blog, health AGEnda: http://www.jhartfound.org/blog.
The Foundation has released the findings of an independent evaluation of the BAGNC program. The evaluation brief highlights the productivity and successes of BAGNC alumni. The report can be accessed from http://geriatricnursing.org/about/program-impact.asp.
The Foundation-funded BAGNC program recently granted more than $2 million in awards to its latest cohort of fellows and scholars in academic geriatric nursing. Seven Claire M. Fagin postdoctoral Fellows will each receive $120,000 to support advanced research training, mentorship, leadership, and career development. Fifteen pre-doctoral Scholars will receive a scholarship of $100,000 to support their doctoral training and launch careers in academic geriatric nursing. For the complete list of award recipients, visit http://www.geriatricnursing.org.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), with support from the Hartford Foundation, has created a speaker’s bureau to provide nursing expertise to professional organizations on a wide range of nursing and health-related topics. To learn more, visit http://www.sttispeakersbureau.com.
As the number of older adults living with chronic conditions increases, so does the need for team care and the interdisciplinary training that makes that care possible. In 2004, the Hartford Foundation sponsored the Building Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Care Research Centers initiative at 12 institutions. Now, a new report examines the lessons learned from that project and how other institutions can reap the rewards of successful interdisciplinary research. The report, written by Terrie Wetle, PhD, of the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and Harold Pincus, MD, of the RAND University of Pittsburgh Health Institute, can be found at http://www.jhartfound.org/pdf%20files/John_A_Hartford_Foundation_RAND_Interdisciplinary_Research_Centers_Program.pdf.
The John A. Hartford Foundation is at the forefront of pioneering advances in medicine and health care, funding research, and programs that have revolutionized medicine and shaped the delivery of health care during the past 75 years. The Foundation’s overall goal is to increase the nation’s capacity to provide affordable care to its rapidly increasing older population.
For additional information about the John A. Hartford Foundation, including grant announcements, program information, quarterly newsletters, annual reports, staff contact information, and grant guidelines, access the Foundation’s website at http://www.jhartfound.org. Readers can also follow the Foundation via its “health AGEnda” blog ( http://www.jhartfound.org/blog) and Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-John-A-Hartford-Foundation/108070747107?ref=ts).
Online registration is open for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) 41st Biennial Convention, to be held in Grapevine, Texas, October 29 through November 2. Registration is open through October 26, but attendees can take advantage of the early registration discount by registering before August 31.
The Biennial Convention will feature keynote speakers Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF, president of STTI, and Kim Bouldin-Jones, an internationally recognized educator specializing in HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and global disease prevention. The convention will also include the presentation of STTI’s International Awards.
To register, visit http://www.nursingsociety.org/STTIEvents/BiennialConvention/Pages/41_2011_BiennialConvention.aspx.
Four books from STTI are top recipients in the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Awards, one of which focuses on pain management for older adults. How to Manage Pain in the Elderly by Yvonne D’Arcy earned a second-place award in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category.…