The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) announced that the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE) has received The John A. Hartford Foundation's 2018 Business Innovation Award from the Aging and Disability Business Institute for the innovative partnerships that CLESE has created to help older adults with limited English-speaking skills communicate effectively with their health care providers. 

The award was presented by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, to Marta Pereyra, the Coalition’s Executive Director, at n4a's 43rd Annual Conference.  

Finalist and runner-up to CLESE is Area Agency on Aging, Region One, which serves central Arizona and has partnered with a local long-term care Medicaid provider to provide care transitions, licensed behavioral health and acute care services.

n4a also recognized the New York City Department for the Aging for its partnership with OneCity Health Services to improve care transitions and reduce hospitalization rates.

To go to n4a's press release, click here.
To go to n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute, click here.
To learn more about JAHF's funding support, click here.