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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative: Building Community-Clinical Collaboration to Improve Care and Outcomes for Older Adults and Their Families

Start Date: 3/20/2018 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/20/2018 2:00 PM EDT

United States 

Event Website: http://asaging.org/web-seminars/age-friendly-health-systems-initiative-building-community-clinical-collaboration-improv

Organization Name: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Davis Baird
Email: dbaird@n4a.org
Phone: 202-872-0888

To address the many gaps in quality care that confront older adults and their families in today’s healthcare environment, and to ensure improvements in care experience, health outcomes and costs of care, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement are partnering on the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative.

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 by 2020 spread the AFHS model to 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems, project stakeholders recognize that a key to optimizing the value of care under the model will be 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, n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute, another project funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation and administered by n4a, is working to build the business capacity of community-based organizations to partner with health systems, health plans and payers in a broader and more integrated way.

In this web seminar, leaders of the AFHS effort and the Business Institute from The John A. Hartford Foundation and n4a will discuss the synergies of these movements, opportunities for collaboration and strategies for how to move age-friendly health system progress forward through innovative partnerships.

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  • Nora Super,Chief, Programs and Services, n4a
  • Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation