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Hartford Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Social Excellence: Working to infuse communities with evidence-based practice change


The National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence and the Geriatric Social Work Initiative, with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, developed a foundation for geriatric social work leadership, research and practice innovation.  The work of the Geriatric Social Work Initiative continues to flourish today through dedicated leaders, organizations, practice change communities, and research collaborations.

The Hartford Geriatric Social Work Leaders continue innovative research, policy, and practice for older adults and families across the country. To find up-to-date information about John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholars, VA Scholars, Doctoral Fellows and Pre-Dissertation Awardees go to:

Interested in geriatric social work curriculum development, scholarship or training resources visit the Council on Social Work Education’s Gero-Ed Center at:

Become a part of the geriatric social work community through the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work at:

For information on the John A. Hartford Foundation go to:

Interested in clinical training opportunities visit the National Association of Social Workers (NASW):