Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
In America’s current health system, older adults may experience inappropriate care and a lack of attendance to their wishes. To address this problem, The John A. Hartford Foundation and its partners are implementing the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative, in which every older adult gets the best possible care; does not experience healthcare-related harms; and is satisfied with the healthcare he or she receives.
The webinar presented by the Aging and Disability Business Institute outlines the initiative and demonstrates how Maryland-based Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is working with Anne Arundel Medical Center to implement an Age-Friendly Health System in that state. Participants will learn about the partnership, the initiative’s early results, and how professionals working in the field of aging can promote this movement in their communities.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the Age-Friendly Health Systems model and its interventions;
- Identify ways in which they can contribute to the development of Age-Friendly Health Systems in their communities; and
- Describe the role of community-based organizations in implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems.
This webinar is presented as part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series, a collaboration of n4a and ASA.
Learn more about the Aging and Disability Business Institute.
Learn more about ACL's Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability.