Webinar: The Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative: Building Community-Clinical Collaboration to Improve Care and Outcomes for Older Adults and Their Families
As the number of older Americans continues to grow, U.S. health care systems must adapt to their unique needs to ensure quality care coordination between health care entities and the community-based services on which older adults rely. n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute invites you to join us for a March 20 webinar highlighting how AAAs and CBOs can apply their evidence-based programs and community-based services to the new Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) initiative, developed by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to build innovative partnerships with health systems to better serve our nation’s older adults.
The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement developed the AFHS initiative to ensure older adults get the best care possible across the continuum, reduce health care-related harms, ensure patient satisfaction and deliver true value for all involved parties. With a goal to spread the AFHS model to 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems by the year 2020, project stakeholders recognize that a key to optimizing the value of care under the model will be a more robust integration of health care delivery with the necessary community-based services that impact the social determinants of health for older adults.
Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, Senior Program Officer with The John A. Hartford Foundation, responsible for the Foundation’s work on AFHS
Nora Super, Director, Aging and Disability Business Institute, n4a
The one-hour webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 1:00 pm ET.