Strategies to Advance Geriatric Nursing: The John A. Hartford Foundation Initiatives


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This article chronicles the efforts of the John A. Hartford Foundation to improve the health care of older adults by strategically investing $34 million in geriatric nursing programs nationally. It includes a brief background of the Foundation followed by a description of the Foundation's geriatric nursing programs and the lessons learned that could be relevant to a variety of audiences.