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The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative accelerates sustained practice change that improves the health of older Americans, their families, and communities. It does this by harnessing the collective strengths, resources, and expertise of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s interprofessional community of more than 3,000 scholars, clinicians, and health system leaders.

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About Hartford Change Agents

For more than two decades, the John A. Hartford Foundation has supported a dynamic group of academic and clinical leaders in geriatric medicine, nursing, and social work. These experts in the care of older adults have helped to build a growing knowledge base and a more competent health care workforce. However, while older adults are a core business of health care today, much of health care practice still does not incorporate geriatric knowledge and skills. There is increasing urgency to restructure how care is delivered to older adults in all settings, and we desperately need health care institutions, systems, and community agencies that utilize geriatrics expertise to produce better health outcomes while managing costs effectively.

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Change AGEnts Spotlight

Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

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Name: Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH

Title: Professor of Medicine; Director, Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research
Organization: Harvard Medical School/Hebrew SeniorLife
Leadership positions:
• Chair and Liaison, Section 4, National Academy of Medicine
• Associate Editor, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Degrees and Institutions: M.D., University of California San Francisco; MPH, Yale School of Public Health
Hartford Affiliations: Hartford funded grant: Hospital Elder Life Program – Taking to Scale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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