The Fierce Urgency of Now: The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Annual Report

May 01, 2021
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We have lived through a transformative year. Vaccinations are showing promise in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic that consumed much of 2020, and it is vitally important to take stock of what we have learned. From the harrowing experiences of frontline health care providers, to the pain felt by families who lost loved ones and were kept apart due to the virus, to the insidious structural racism and disparities continuing to harm our society, it has been a challenging time for all of us. Older adults and their families have disproportionately suffered the consequences, especially older adults of color and those living in nursing homes. As we reflect on the past year, our commitment to rapidly improving the care of older adults has only grown deeper and stronger.