Transforming Primary Care Clinics for Age-Friendly Care and Learning

The Minnesota Northstar GWEP aims to implement and demonstrate the ways we can transform primary care clinics throughout the state of Minnesota to better integrate Age-Friendly geriatrics care. By concentrating efforts on clinics where students and residents learn, we can improve care while changing the way our next generation of healthcare professionals practice. Stages of this project include:

  • Determining and providing the training and equipment needed to deliver Age-Friendly care—care that is patient goal-oriented, high quality, safe, and valued—to two pilot clinics.
  • Refining the training and support for Age-Friendly care and education, based on learning in the pilot clinics, to expand the program.
  • Transforming all 56 community clinics in the M Health Fairview system’s Primary Care Service Line by the end of the fifth year to provide high-quality, Age-Friendly primary care to older adults.