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1 The John A. Hartford Foundation Welcome to the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy

2 The John A. Hartford Foundation

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4 Hartford Foundation Mission Increase the nation’s capacity to provide effective and affordable care to its rapidly increasing older population

5 The John A. Hartford Foundation Changing Demographics % %

6 The John A. Hartford Foundation Chronic Disease is the Norm 87% of Medicare beneficiaries have one or more Chronic Diseases 66% have multiple Chronic Diseases 20% have 5+ Chronic Diseases

7 The John A. Hartford Foundation Prescription Drugs, Chronic Care & Older Adults 0 chronic conditions 10 prescriptions* *average

8 The John A. Hartford Foundation 5+ chronic conditions 57 prescriptions Prescription Drugs, Chronic Care & Older Adults

9 The John A. Hartford Foundation Chronic Illness = Skyrocketing Healthcare Spending 5+ Chronic Diseases results in 1400% increase in Health Care Spending Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

10 The John A. Hartford Foundation Imperfect Health Care System Disease-focused not patient-focused Multiple “specialty” practitioners Uncoordinated care Treatment designed for year old Gap between knowledge and practice

11 The John A. Hartford Foundation Results of Systems Failure Medical Errors –44, ,000 deaths annually (IOM) Medication errors –1.3 million injured annually (FDA) –Nearly 50% of fatal medication errors in people age 60+

12 The John A. Hartford Foundation Hartford Strategy MEDICINENURSINGSOCIAL WORK INTEGRATING & IMPROVING SERVICES

13 The John A. Hartford Foundation Hartford Strategy INTEGRATING & IMPROVING SERVICES

14 The John A. Hartford Foundation Integrating and Improving Services Hartford’s commitment –25 years commitment –143 grants totaling over $87 million –Strong linkage with academic geriatrics –Building on previous Hartford Foundation efforts –National models of geriatric care

15 The John A. Hartford Foundation Your Charge Adopt evidence-based approaches that work Do not reinvent the wheel Seek answers and share with others Shape the quality of health care delivery Improve health of elders

16 The John A. Hartford Foundation Special Thanks Sigma Theta Tau Advisory Board Faculty Mentors Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Oregon Health & Science University Northwest Health Foundation Mayday Fund Hill-Rom You, our geriatric nursing leaders of the future


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