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Using Evidence-Based Programs to Promote Age-Friendly Health Systems

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Presenters will give participants background on the Evidence-Based Leadership Council (EBLC), its role in selecting and promoting evidence-based programs and its Program Locator function. The presenters will describe the Age-Friendly Health System’s initiative and its goals. Age-Friendly Health Systems follow the 4M’s framework to provide appropriate care: What Matters—aligning care with older adult’s specific goals; Mentation—managing dementia and depression across care settings; Mobility—ensuring older adults can move safely to accomplish What Matters; and Medications—ensuring that medications do not interfere with the other M’s. Presenters will demonstrate how two evidence-based programs facilitate achieving the 4M’s. Finally, presenters will discuss how to access up-to-date information to find evidence-based programs for clients. The webinar will be interactive, using audience polls and taking questions to foster dialog.


•     Paige Denison, Chair, Evidence-Based Leadership Collaborative and Director Health and Wellness Department
Project Enhance: EnhanceFitness/EnhanceWellness

•     Dr. Sue Hughes, Director, Center for Research on Health and Aging, University of Illinois at Chicago


Participants in this webinar will be able to:

•     Identify the criteria for evidence-based program designation and advantages to its use;

•     Identify the 4M’s of an Age-Friendly Health System, and how this framework optimizes value for people and systems;

•     Identify how evidence-based programs integrate with the 4M’s framework; and,

•     Describe how to find additional information and locate evidence-based programs using www.eblcprograms.org resources