Building Age-Friendly Health Systems, One Community at a Time

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. In America’s current health system, older adults regularly experience inappropriate care and a lack of attention to their wishes. To address this problem, The John A. Hartford Foundation and its partners are implementing the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative. An Age-Friendly Health System is one in which every older adult receives the …

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Aging and Disability Business Institute Selects Participants for Health Information Technology Learning Collaborative

We are excited to announce that we have selected ten community-based organizations and networks that will take part in a Health Information Technology Learning Collaborative (HITLC). The need for community-based organizations (CBOs) to be well-versed in technology is growing, particularly as more and more of them diversify their funding sources by developing innovative partnerships with …

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Understanding the Incentives and Strategies for Health Systems to Engage in Cross-Sector Partnerships

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. Cross-sector partnerships between healthcare and community-based organizations (CBO) continue to show promise as an effective strategy for improving the population’s health and well-being. Increasingly, hospitals and health systems recognize such partnerships as a strategy for addressing operational, clinical and financial challenges. This web seminar will explore how health systems approach cross-sector …

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Ensuring Health Systems Become Age-Friendly

  An exciting, long-overdue and much needed movement is underway to close current gaps and failures in health care for older adults so that it better meets our needs as we age. The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, conceptualized in 2015 and launched in 2017, has sparked innovation and improvement across the country and presents a …

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GWEPs & Community-Based Programs: Improving the Quality of Care for Older Adults

One of my passions is finding new ways to develop a health care workforce that is better prepared to care for older adults.  That is why I was delighted to be part of the session at the recent American Society on Aging (ASA) Conference  that focused on the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and Area Agencies …

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