Policy and Advocacy: Building Bridges to a Better Life for Older Adults

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing values the critical role advocacy and policy have in workforce development, healthy aging, and the provision of the right care at the right time, in the right place. HIGN seeks to shape policy by educating elected officials about issues impacting the lives and well-being of older adults. HIGN also addresses issues through communication with policy organizations and stakeholders.

With the worldwide explosion in the aging population, it is imperative that we bring together all the stakeholders to create policy that delivers on the promise of providing quality care to older adults.

Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Director, HIGN


Policy Steering Committee

The Policy Steering Committee at HIGN focuses on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the quality of life and health of older adults. 

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Advocacy and Work

HIGN seeks to shape policy through our reports and publications which advocate for the quality and care of older adults. 


Policy Partners

HIGN aligns with other organizations to leverage our collective voices to improve the capacity of the workforce and impact the quality of care for older adults using long-term services and supports.