Amy Berman is a Senior Program Officer with the John A. Hartford Foundation. She heads the Foundation’s Integrating and Improving Services grants, focusing on the development and dissemination of innovative, cost-effective models of care that improve health outcomes for older adults. She also directs a number of collaborations with federal partners such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Administration for Community Living. Ms. Berman openly shares her experiences living with Stage IV breast cancer. She has presented to the Institute on Medicine and has authored numerous pieces about her health care choices, palliative care and implications for patients, practice and policy. She has been featured in Forbes and on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show. She also blogs on the Hartford Foundation’s HealthAGEnda site ( and can be followed on Twitter as @jhartfound and @notesonnursing.