Age-Friendly Health Systems Leaders Group


The American Hospital Association, Health Research & Education Trust

Project Title

Age-Friendly Health Systems Leaders Group

Grant Amount


Grant Period

36 months

Approval Date

March 2019


  1. ​Developing Age-Friendly Health Systems Leadership
  2. Transforming HRET’s Hospital Network to Become More Age-Friendly

This project aims to improve the care of older adults by developing Age-Friendly Health Systems leaders and hospitals. The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Research & Education Trust (HRET) will support 30 leaders over three years in an Age-Friendly Health Systems track within AHA’s leadership development program and provide Age-Friendly Health Systems content to participants across all tracks. The grant will also leverage the organization’s existing network of 1,638 hospitals to run an Age-Friendly Health Systems “action community” with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Hospitals participating in the nine-month action community will receive coaching to implement evidence-based practices based on the essential elements of Age-Friendly Health Systems—what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.

Primary Contact

Jay Bhatt



Program Officer

Amy Berman

Priority Area

Age-Friendly Health Systems

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