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::: June 2018

Technology and Rural Mobility
Mobility is a key social determinant of health, essential for accessing services, health care, and preventing social isolation. For older adults in rural communities, though, good transportation and mobility options can be expensive, inaccessible, or even non-existent. In May, GIA journeyed to the UC Berkeley campus for Beyond Here & There: Transforming Mobility in Rural America through New Technology — a working summit that GIA co-hosted with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) on how technology can provide new options.
Philanthropy can play a variety of important roles to improve rural mobility. Key options are captured in two reports from the summit. The first, Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders explores tech-driven mobility solutions already in use, how technology can be a force multiplier for rural communities, what’s in the innovation pipeline, and funding suggestions for grantmakers. The second, The Future of Rural Transportation and Mobility for Older Adults: Current Trends and Future Directions in Technology-enabled Solutions, is a companion white paper that examines rural mobility through a lens of technology and across a longer timeframe. Both publications were supported by the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, Tivity Health, St. David’s Foundation, and the Consumer Technology Association Foundation (CTA). 
For more insights from me on this topic, you can also read my guest post on the Inside Philanthropy blog here.

GIA  Launches Updated All Together Funding Guide
GIA is proud to announce the launch of All Together: GIA’s Comprehensive Guide to Funding in Aging. Completely re-designed and updated, the All Together guide offers an indispensable digital resource for grantmakers in all fields who are looking for innovative ways to address the opportunities associated with our aging communities and nation. This represents the 3rd edition and 20th Anniversary of what used to be called For All Ages: GIA’s Guide to Funding Across the Lifespan. Thanks to Archstone Foundation for the generous support that made this new Guide possible. Click here to visit the All Together guide.
GIA’s Annual Conference Rates
Keep an eye out for an email with a link to the conference website and details coming out near June 25.
Check out this episode of ChangeMakers Podcast, which features Dr. John Feather talking about our annual conference. Conference registration is open to all GIA members and prospective members. 

Member Rates
Full Conference
Early bird rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $695
Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $745
Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $795

One Day Rate
One Day Rate Early bird rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $525
One Day Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $575
One Day Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $625

Non-Member Rates
Full Conference
Early bird rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $900
Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $950
Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $1,000

One Day Rate
One Day Rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $750
One Day Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $800
One Day Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $850

For any questions, contact Maria Gonzales Jackson at


Join GIA in welcoming the following new member: Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans 
Nominations Open for the John A. Hartford Foundation 2018 Business Innovation Award
The Aging and Disability Business Institute is pleased to announce that nominations for The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) 2018 Business Innovation Award are open. This award showcases the achievements of community-based organizations (CBOs) that are successfully partnering with health care entities to improve the lives of older adults and people with disabilities.

The call for nominations runs until June 11, 2018. Learn more about the John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award here.

Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health Achieves a Number of Firsts in Geriatric Emergency Care 
The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla is now the first in San Diego, California, and one of the first in the nation, to receive geriatric accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Not only did the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department receive geriatric accreditation, it is also one of the first emergency departments to receive ACEP’s Level 1 certification, which is the highest and most comprehensive level of recognition. Read the press release here.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Launches New Mini-Grant Program
Tufts Health Plan Foundation recently announced a new mini-grant program. The Momentum Fund will advance age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Grants of up to $10,000 will support early-stage initiatives and innovative efforts; $100,000 has been allocated for each state. 

Learn more about the Momentum Fund and apply here.

Leading on Livability Summit registration opens
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York will host a pre-conference summit on August 1-2, 2018 in conjunction with AARP's second annual Leading on Livability Summit. This intensive is open to all community-based agencies and leaders who focus on livability issues in their work, or who want to sharpen their approach to community engagement. Held at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse (NY) and featuring the design thinking firm Overlap Associates and Grantmakers In Aging Board Chair Ann Monroe. Learn more here.
d.Health Summit Aging Americans 2018 
The University of Rochester, in collaboration with West Health, is hosting the fourth annual Summit, a national forum for health and technology leaders, entrepreneurs, financiers, senior care advocates and policymakers. Summit takes place Wednesday June 6, 2018 in Boston. Speakers include Tim Lash, EVP, Strategy & Successful Aging, West Health; Alice Bonner, Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a); and Kedar Mate, MD, Chief Innovation & Education Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Learn more here.

Complex Care
Funding Big Problems on a Small Budget
Wednesday, June 6, 2-3 pm Eastern

This webinar will focus on strategies for funding improvement and innovation in complex care on a smaller budget. The discussion will provide important background, including an overview of The Blueprint for Complex Care (a joint project of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies), and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; case studies on how and why to support patient advocacy, data analytics, clinical models of care, cross-sector communication and unconventional partnerships, and workforce development; examples of evidence-based programs that are ready for replication and scaling; and advice on selecting models for scale and helping your grantees design sustainable business models. 

The presenters are Mark Humowiecki, Senior Director for National Initiatives at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs; and Loren Pogir, founder of Transforming Care Partners.


::: Missed a webinar? Check out these recordings.
Age-Friendly Communities & Rural America: The Transportation Challenge

    AgingWell Hub Finds, Via Collaboration, That All Roads Converge on Caregivers 
    This article, from Liddy Manson, Director of the AgingWell Hub, Diane Ty, Project Director at Georgetown University's Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI), and Consuelo Benito Olalla, Associate Professor, Universidad Pontifica Comillas in Madrid, and a visiting GSEI fellow, outlines the Hub’s collaborative approach and presents the Alzheimer's Caregiver Journey Map, which details support caregivers need at critical points in time. Read the full article here.
    AgingWell The State of Caregiving for Alzheimer's and Related Dementia in 2018 
    Healthline Media just released its fourth special report within its ongoing “State of…” series. This report, the “State of Caregiving for Alzheimer’s and Dementia 2018,” examines the current population caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related Dementia, the generational differences between younger and older caregivers, the challenges they each face, and how advances in science and technology may affect caregiving roles in the future. 
    Read the full report here.
    GIA Issue Briefs
    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. Find background and ideas for funders in our Issue Brief authored by Mary Twomey, MSW, Co-Director and Elaine Chen, MSG, Manager, Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, University of California, Irvine. Read more here
    Mark your calendar and join GIA at these upcoming online and in-person events. Please note that some events require advance registration.
    Funders-only calls on complex care
    Noon-1pm ET
    Wednesday, June 13

    June 6, 2018
    2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
    Funding Big Problems on a Small Budget
    Complex Care Webinar

    October 17–19, 2018
    2018 GIA Annual Conference

    Memphis, TN
    The Peabody

    Interested in learning about membership with GIA? Read about the exclusive benefits here.

    Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors as of June 1, 2018!

    Premier Level:
    Plough Foundation
    Archstone Foundation
    Cambia Health Foundation

    Presenting Level:
    AARP Foundation
    Eisner Foundation
    McGregor Foundation
    SCAN Foundation
    West Health Foundation

    Participating Level:
    John A. Hartford Foundation
    Retirement Research Foundation
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Patron Level:
    Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

    Partner Level:
    Assisi Foundation of Memphis
    Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation
    Belz Foundation
    Briggs Foundation
    Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
    FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Groups
    Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation
    H.W. Durham Foundation
    Housing & Community Development
    Hyde Family Foundation
    Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation
    Kroger Delta Division
    Maine Community Foundation
    Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Methodist Healthcare Foundation
    Missouri Health Foundation 
    Regional One Health
    Sierra Health Foundation
    West End Home Foundation

    To learn more about GIA membership or how to join, please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson.

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