NICHE Executive Director Mattia Gilmartin named Health and Aging Policy Fellow

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August 18, 2020

Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been selected for the 2020-21 class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows. Gilmartin is the executive director of Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, an international nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations.

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders to serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the healthcare of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a training and enrichment program focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to help affect policy.

Gilmartin is one of 13 incoming 2020-2021 Fellows, comprised of health and aging professionals from various fields of work. Twelve years since its creation, the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program now has 140 current and alumni Fellows. The fellowship is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, West Health, The Atlantic Philanthropies, the US Veterans Health Administration, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research/Administration for Community Living, among others.

Gilmartin’s work is dedicated to improving healthcare services for older adults, both in acute care hospitals and long-term care settings. As the executive director of the NICHE program, Gilmartin engages hospitals, healthcare leaders, consumers, faculty, and other stakeholders to provide resources for nursing and interdisciplinary teams that help them to achieve their organizational goals for the care of older adult patients.