Advocacy/Policy Building bridges to a better life for older adults.

The Hartford Institute For Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) values the critical role advocacy and policy have in influencing the care of older adults. HIGN seeks to shape policy by partnering with organizations and individuals who impact practice, education and research related to the care of older adults across the continuum. Today’s health care landscape offers exciting and critical opportunities for HIGN to…

  • Leverage health care reform to positively affect the quality of care of older adults
  • Convene groups and stakeholders to develop think tanks and brainstorm advocacy concepts favoring better care of older adults

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, Hartford Institute