Help Support Next Generation Nursing Leaders
According to the US Census Bureau, "By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age (retrieved on 2/11/2020)." See the US Census Bureau website for more information.
Nurses are considered the most trusted professionals (Gallup.com), comprising the largest single component of hospital staff. They are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the nation's long-term care.
Thanks to your generous support, the Hartford Center fulfills a critical need to help educate geriatric nursing faculty to equip the next generation of nurses with a level of geriatric competence needed to support healthy aging for all.
Like most states, Oregon lacks geriatric-prepared nurses and other health professionals to meet the needs of a growing community of aging adults. You can help the Hartford Center at OHSU address the serious shortage of nursing leaders in geriatric education, research and healthcare by giving to the Hartford Center.
John A. Hartford Foundation Accomplishments
The John A. Hartford Foundation has promoted healthy aging over the last 30 years. Read the JAHF and the Growth of Geriatrics and Assessment of the Accomplishments and Impact of the John A. Hartford Foundations Grantmaking in Aging and Health: 1983 - 2015 documents for more information.
280 prestigious pre- and post-doctoral fellowships awarded. 25 of those were awarded to Hartford Center at OHSU. 12 are currently on the faculties of nursing schools, including the current HCGE Director, Kristin Cloyes, Ph.D.
OHSU Hartford Center Accomplishments
OHSU School of Nursing Hartford Center for Gerontological Excellence accomplishments include:
- Summer "Faculty Scholars" program for undergraduate (UG) faculty
- Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors training, which provides ongoing community benefit.
- A two-day Facilitated Learning through Advanced Geriatrics workshop
- Statewide undergraduate Gerontological Nursing Honors Program that graduated 37 students. Two honors graduates are currently School of Nursing faculty.
- Advanced opportunities for geriatric training and scholarship. These opportunities included:
We are grateful for the OHSU Foundation's continued support of our research mission through the endowed Hartford Award for Research and Practice.
Ways to Give
Contact OHSU Foundation Director of Development Tanya Sloan to arrange a confidential meeting to discuss your giving interest and goals. She will work with you and your wealth advisory team to ensure your gift expresses a personal vision and achieves your individual funding goals.
You can also visit the OHSU Foundation site to make a gift online. Thank you for your generosity, which richly serves the community by giving life to the Center.