Age-Friendly Health Systems

Older adults have unique needs. To prevent harm to older adults, improve health outcomes, and lower overall costs, health care systems must adopt evidence-based models and practices that deliver better care to our rapidly aging population across all settings, including the home and community. 

In partnership with expert innovators and health care leaders, The John A. Hartford Foundation is working to create health systems that are age-friendly and better able to meet the goals of the Triple Aim.

Our grantmaking in this area will:

  • Develop large-scale approaches that help health systems transform care;
  • Operationalize the essential elements of good care, building on the Foundation’s investments in evidence-based models and best practices; and
  • Better integrate community-based supports and services within the health system and across the continuum of care.

Age-Friendly Health Systems

Learn more about our signature initiative with The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the​ Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

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