The seven-month learning experience is designed as an on-ramp for hospital-based teams (e.g., emergency departments, ICUs, general wards, medical-surgical units) and ambulatory care teams (e.g., primary care, specialty care) to test and adopt the "4Ms" Framework. The instruction and coaching are setting specific and include transitions in care between settings.
In September of 2018, more than 120 teams from over 70 organizations joined the first Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community to improve care for older adults. The first Action Community concludes in March 2019.
Age-Friendly Health Systems 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.