Hartford Foundation

Hartford Foundation,

fund established (1929) by retail food merchants John A. Hartford (1872–1951) and George L. Hartford (1864–1957) of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) as a philanthropic institution with the general purpose of doing "the greatest good for the greatest number." Incorporated in 1942, the foundation has concentrated on health care issues in general and, since the 1980s, on elder care specifically. The foundation helped bring about the clinical application of several lifesaving devices, particularly in connection with heart and kidney disease treatment. In 1997 its assets exceeded $497 million, and it disbursed approximately $16 million in grants.
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Hartford Foundation, LeadingAge, NAB, Pioneer Network, GSA, MNRS, University of Iowa College of Nursing
Hartford Foundation in New York City, and colleagues conducted a 37-item telephone survey to measure attitudes and perceptions of barriers and facilitators to advance care planning among 736 physicians (primary care specialists; pulmonology, cardiology, oncology subspecialists) regularly seeing patients aged ≥65 years.
Hartford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies.
Hartford Foundation Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
This work was supported in part by the John Hartford Foundation, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Endowment in Geriatric Psychiatry, and the National Institutes of Health.
Hartford Foundation. If you're depressed, don't give up.
Hartford Foundation with support from the Independence Foundation of Philadelphia, ACES is a collaborative effort between the NLN and Community College of Philadelphia (CCP).
In the Hartford Foundation survey, only 21 percent of the respondents knew that depression is believed to double an individual's risk of developing dementia, only 34 percent knew it can double the risk of heart disease, and only 35 percent knew that depression is associated with an increased risk for dying from another disease.
Hartford Foundation gave that assessment earlier this month when they released the results from a mental health survey of about 1,300 U.S.
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