Begin your journey toward becoming an Age-Friendly Health System.
- Click on the Ready... Set... Go! image below (or
- Follow the eight steps (click each box in the image to access the resources).
Learn about Age-Friendly Health Systems
Inform IHI of interest in participating
Join an Action Community to Put the 4Ms into Practice. In an Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community, teams from different health systems come together to accelerate their work of putting the 4Ms into practice. During the 7-month virtual learning community, your team will test the 4Ms Framework and share data with IHI. Please see below for upcoming opportunities to join an Action Community:
Identify an Age-Friendly champion
Send IHI letter of commitment from senior leader
Introduce teams to Age-Friendly framework
Describe local application of the 4Ms at your organization
Share your local description of the 4Ms with IHI
- Submit your 4Ms Care Description. When your description of the 4Ms is aligned with Age-Friendly care, IHI will be in touch with next steps on submitting your monthly count of older adults at your organization receiving 4Ms care.
Share count of patients receiving Age-Friendly care with IHI for at least three months and be recognized as an Age-Friendly Health Systems Participant
Additional Tools and Resources
The Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System
The business case methodology will help an organization seeking to become an Age-Friendly Health System identify the relevant data, analyze it, and describe its financial implications.
Organizations may use the accompanying ROI Calculators with their own data to evaluate their Age-Friendly programs.
*For best results, please use Google Chrome to download the ROI Calculators
"What Matters” to Older Adults? A Toolkit for Health Systems to Design Better Care with Older Adults
The 4Ms Framework of an Age-Friendly Health System
- Watch the
Introduction to the 4Ms Framework video from RUSH Center for Excellence in Aging
The graphics of the "4Ms" Framework of an Age-Friendly Health System may be downloaded and used for related work without requesting permission.
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