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Connecticut Healthy Aging Data Report

For the first time, Connecticut community leaders can access healthy aging data for every city and town. The report also includes important insights on statewide trends.

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Healthy Aging Data Reports

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Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Become a member to connect with other aging professionals, share resources, find programs, and more.

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Responding to LGBT Elders

Older LGBT people face unique challenges. With our support, Jamaica Plain-based Ethos can do more to change that paradigm.

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Bridging Generation Gaps

Isolation can take its toll on older people—even affecting our health. In Central Falls, R.I., an innovative intergenerational program works to change all that.

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What's New?

Two Foundations Working Together for Community

July 28, 2021

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan combined to form one organization, a new nonprofit now known as Point32Health. While remaining separate entities, our Foundations are operating as one, building on the strong community relationships we have formed over the years.

“Community is at the heart of what we do,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, who will lead the Foundations and serve as vice president for Corporate Citizenship for Point32Health. “Our greatest successes have come from listening and learning from communities. We will continue to do that and invest in what matters to community leaders.”

The Foundations already have begun working together to support nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

We will continue to support healthy food and healthy aging efforts. We will build on experiences with our partners as well as lessons learned during the pandemic:

  • Systemic inequities cause health disparities
  • #1 priority during the pandemic was food access
  • Older people and communities of color were disproportionately affected by pandemic
  • Collaboration is a protective factor for communities experiencing crises

To learn more about current grantmaking opportunities, view the recording from our most recent Information Session.

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Community Organizations Receive Nearly $2 Million from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to Support Healthy Aging

July 7, 2021

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced 16 new grants to support collaborative initiatives helping communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island be great places to grow up and grow old.

“Older people were among the hardest hit by the pandemic, especially older people of color, immigrants and those living with or those caring for someone with dementia,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship at Point32Health, the parent organization of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan.“ These investments will support community resiliency and build on what we’ve learned in the past 16 months—that collaboration across organizations and sectors strengthens communities and result in better outcomes.”

The grants, totaling $1.95 million, aim to increase access to healthy food, housing, technology, and other supports. They invest in community-led efforts to promote systems change and encourage collaboration.

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Newly Released Connecticut Healthy Aging Data Report Details Older Adult Health in Every CT Community

June 17, 2021

The first-ever Connecticut Healthy Aging Data Report was released today, a compilation of data from almost 200 indicators of health. It is the first-of-its-kind to include 181 comprehensive community profiles: one for each of the state’s 169 cities and towns, plus 12 neighborhoods in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford. Connecticut is one of only four states in the nation to have such extensive data available for healthy aging. From the distribution of disease and disability to the impact of gender on health disparities to data on community engagement, housing and transportation, the report is a valuable guide for community leaders, agencies, planners, and residents to understand the older people living in their cities and towns.

The report is a foundation for advocates, including the CT Age Well Collaborative, a newly formed group of public, private and philanthropic aging and community leaders with the vision of an Age-Friendly Connecticut: a great place to grow up and grow old. Funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation, the research was conducted by the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

“We are all aging,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for Corporate Citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “These data will help us age well as community leaders use the report to understand gaps and opportunities to improve the quality of life for all residents.”

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$1 Million Will Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Education in Communities of Color; First Joint Community Investment with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

February 4, 2021

The Foundation announced our first joint community investment with the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation today-- $1 million to 42 nonprofits in five states to support vaccine education, awareness and outreach in communities of color. Just one month after Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan announced their combined organization, this investment is an immediate response to emerging needs in Black and Brown communities across the region disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

“We are at an inflection point in the pandemic,” said Thomas Croswell, chief executive officer of the combined organization of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, and a member of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board. “As vaccine production and distribution are ramping up, important education efforts are taking place to address community concerns and we need to support them.”

Grants will support a range of organizations—from statewide organizations to local community nonprofits. They include faith-based organizations, trusted Black/Latinx-led community nonprofits, and organizations with experience coordinating multilingual efforts.

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