Launched in 2019, the Age-Friendly Health System seeks to transform health systems to provide evidence-based higher quality care to older adults. It is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
The 4Ms Framework Focus on the Needs of Older Adults
The Age-Friendly Health Systems movement is one of many efforts to promote an Age-Friendly society. This glossary describes some of those movements.
|Age-Friendly WHAT?||Who Sponsors||Key Feature||Example|
|Community||AARP / WHO||Application process assigned by highest elected official; community planning / operations with Age-Friendly lens||Alexandria, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Northfield|
|County||AARP / WHO||Application process assigned by highest elected official; community planning / operations with Age-Friendly lens||Hennepin, Olmstead|
|State||AARP / WHO||Application process assigned by highest elected official; community planning / operations with Age-Friendly lens||Minnesota|
|Health System||IHI / John Hartford Foundation||Addresses 4Ms in medical care||Hospitals, ERs, clinics|
|Action Community||IHI||Eight-month process for health system to become Age-Friendly||Smiley's clinic and CUHCC in MN Northstar GWEP|
|University||Dublin City University; AGHEd||Adoption / I||University of Minnesota, Michigan State|