Mission Statement & Vision
To ensure older adults achieve optimal health and quality of life


Older adults will experience a quality of life that reflects wellness and optimal function, characterized by engagement in their healthcare and health-related behaviors. Anyone involved in older adult care understands the unique needs of that population and has access to the resources they need to decrease the incidence and mitigate the impact of chronic disease and social determinants of health.

  • Interprofessional practice
  • Care coordination
  • Chronic disease management
  • Quality care
  • Better patient  outcomes
  • Population health
  • Cost effective health care
  • Person/family engagement 
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Since its start in 1996, the singular mission of the Hartford Institute has been to shape the quality of health care of older adults through excellence in nursing practice. The commitment to this mission exhibited by the dedicated Hartford Institute leadership, staff and affiliate organizations has made the HIGN today a globally recognized geriatric presence. The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing is the geriatric arm of the NYU College of Nursing, and has become, over the years, a beacon for all those who wish to advance geriatrics in nursing.

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