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The Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work is distinguished by its innovative responses to the changing nature of aging in our society. The center incorporates a multigenerational perspective to address health disparities and promote health equity and well-being among older adults, their families and caregivers. The center's collaboration with the UW Tacoma Social Work Program, as well as other interdisciplinary and interprofessional groups, enhances its ability to promote healthy aging. 

Named for its funder, John A. Hartford Foundation, and chosen by the Gerontological Society of America, the center also trains social workers in geriatric care, develops curriculum materials for students and practitioners, and supports translational research for use by social workers and policy makers. Launched in 2014, Healthy Generations—directed by social work professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen—is one of five such centers nationwide. 

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