IHI recognizes clinical care settings that are working toward reliable practice of evidence-based interventions for all older adults in their care known as the 4Ms (4Ms: What Matters, Medications, Mentation, Mobility). As of July 2020, nearly 900 health care organizations have earned either level 1 (Participant) or level 2 (Committed to Care Excellence) recognition in the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement.
Level 1 (Participant) teams have successfully developed plans to implement the 4Ms.
Level 2 (Committed to Care Excellence) teams have three months of verified data to demonstrate early impact of using the 4Ms.
For more information on who is eligible for recognition, timelines for submission to notification, and more, visit our
Frequently Asked Questions.