The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement are partnering on the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative to address gaps in care quality for older adults and work on improving care experience, health outcomes, and costs of care. An age-friendly health system is one that ensures older adults get the best care possible across the continuum, reduces healthcare-related harms, ensures patient satisfaction, and delivers true value.
With a goal to spread the AFHS model to 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems by 2020, project stakeholders recognize that optimizing the model requires a more robust integration of healthcare delivery with the necessary community-based services that impact the social determinants of health for older adults. To this end, the Aging and Disability Business Institute is working to build the business capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) to partner with health systems, health plans, and payers in a broader and more integrated way.
Please join the Aging and Disability Business Institute on March 20 at 1:00 PM Eastern for a one-hour webinar. Presenters will discuss their efforts and how to move age-friendly health systems progress forward through innovative partnerships.
- Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, is a senior program officer with The John A. Hartford Foundation, responsible for the Foundation’s work on AFHS.
- Nora Super is the chief of Programs & Services at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and director of the ADBI. Super has worked in health and aging policy for more than 25 years and served as executive director of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
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