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New investments of $1.7 million support age-friendly communities

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced new community investments of more than $1.7 million to build healthier communities by promoting collaboration and improving systems and best practices. These grants reflect the Foundation's commitment to advancing age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on older adults, and include them in community solutions. 

"Momentum is building around the age-friendly movement," said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. "These grants emphasize collaboration and system change. Whether in Boston, Cape Cod, the Berkshires, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island, these efforts will lead to health improvements for older adults and the entire community."

In addition to supporting regional and local efforts to help communities become more age-friendly, the new Foundation investments: train first responders and healthcare professionals to better understand the needs of those living with dementia; inform older adults about healthcare choices; improve access to wellness programs and classes for vulnerable older adults to manage their chronic diseases; expand availability of supportive services at senior housing sites; identify factors influencing the health of older adults; and increase awareness of social isolation and mental health among older adults.
 
The 21 new grants represent collaborations with more than 200 community organizations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. 

 Visit our website to view a full list of grant recipients. 

Submit ideas for Policy and Advocacy by July 20

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards grants twice a year.

Interested organizations should submit a letter of intent through the online system accessible via
tuftshealthplanfoundation.org.

Letters of intent for the Policy and Advocacy grant cycle are due on July 20, 2017. 
 
Talk to us before applying for a grant

To answer your questions about how we fund, we're hosting an interactive session on the Foundation's grant application process and the impact we want to make with our investments.

During this session, we will talk about our over-arching strategy with specific information on our Policy and Advocacy focus area. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with our staff and share feedback in smaller groups. Those who attended previous sessions tell us they found it helpful to connect with other potential grantees and discuss issues of common interest.
 
Date:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017  
Time:  9:30 - 11 a.m. (Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.)
Location:  Tufts Health Plan Foundation, 705 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

Register to attend information session in person. (recommended)
 
For those who are unable to attend in person, we are making a simultaneous webinar of the main presentation available.

Register to attend the webinar . 
    
If you have questions you would like us to address, please share them on your registration form.  
 
NOTE: We will host a Systems and Best Practices information session in December.    
Learn more about our community investments

Our community investments are advancing age-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. To learn more about some of the organizations with whom we work, visit our website newsroom.

You'll find links to articles featuring Foundation grantees and programs as well as articles about Tufts Health Plan's Corporate Citizenship work.

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