The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees Chair, Nancy Howell Agee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carilion Clinic, has put out a call to AHA members to participate in the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative in an article in AHA Today, "Chair File: Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems."

"To ensure that older adult patients receive quality care – care that anticipates their needs and engages them and their families in health care planning – the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust is partnering with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, with leadership and funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, to create Age-Friendly Health Systems."

"We’ll all be older adults someday, and this initiative is part of the AHA’s efforts to improve the health of people at every life stage and in communities across the country. You can learn more by visiting www.aha.org/agefriendly and downloading the “Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems” issue brief with more information and case examples."


To read the article, click here.
To read AHA's issue brief, click here.
To learn more about the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, click here.
To find out how you can participate in the Action Community, email AFHS@IHI.org.