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John Feather blogs: Inside Philanthropy on Rural Mobility

posted Tue, May 22, 2018

Mobility—the power to move and travel—is a critical social determinant of health and wellbeing, both for individuals, whose quality of life and ability to age in place may hang in the balance, and for communities, where good transportation options are inseparable from economic growth and development. With so much at stake, it is unfortunate that few funders consider the state of mobility in the places where they invest. John Feather blogs in Inside Philanthropy about the opportunities for funders to learn about new technology-driven opportunities to make a huge difference in quality of life in rural communities.

John A. Hartford Foundation 2018 Business Innovation Award

posted Fri, May 18, 2018   by The John A. Hartford Foundation

GIA: Mobility & Aging in Rural America: Role for Innovation

posted Wed, May 16, 2018

Many of us take our mobility for granted, but for millions of people in rural America, transportation can be inaccessible, unaffordable, or simply unavailable. A new report from Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders explores exciting possibilities for collaboration across the philanthropy, social services, and technology sectors to improve quality of life and empower millions of people of all ages and abilities in rural America. Support for this research came from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, Tivity Health, St. David's Foundation, and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation.

Gary & Mary West ED accredited as one of 8 geriatric EDs in US

posted Wed, May 16, 2018

UC San Diego Health’s Gary and Mary West Emergency Department in La Jolla has been accredited as one of eight emergency departments in the nation by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation is the first of its kind and is part of an effort to improve the quality and standards of emergency care provided to the nation’s older patients. It builds upon the foundational work and support of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and The John A. Hartford Foundation to enhance geriatric emergency care across the country.

Tufts Health Plan Fdn: $250K to Age-Friendly Massachusetts

posted Thu, May 10, 2018

Tufts Health Plan Foundation is investing $250,000 over the next five years to accelerate Massachusetts’ age-friendly efforts. The announcement came during the AARP Massachusetts 2018 Volunteer Engagement Conference, where Governor Charlie Baker also released the initial blueprint of recommendations by the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Tufts Health Plan Foundation is the only regional funder focused solely on healthy aging, supporting efforts to build communities that thrive and work for people of all ages. More than 100 Massachusetts communities—in rural, suburban and urban areas—have already adopted policies and practices to make their cities and towns better places for all residents, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

GIA Releases Rural Mobility Funding Guide

posted Mon, May 7, 2018

Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders is a general introduction tailored for funders but useful for anyone. This paper offers insights about what’s already working and what is possible from the perspective of providers and thought leaders. It does not require a background in technology or aging. Published in connection with the Beyond Here & There rural mobility summit, o-hosted by GIA and CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, May 2-3, 2018, on the campus of University of California Berkeley.


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