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Email: afhs@ihi.org​

Join the Movement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​IHI offers three ways for health systems and individuals to join the movement based on the ​degree of interest and self-motivation: 
  • Action Communities 
  • Do-It-Yourself Participation 
  • Scale-up Accelerator

Action Communities

Action Communities enable teams to accelerate reliable practice of the 4Ms in an active community of learners and testers. This 7-month journey to Recognition provides a structure for learning with and from other health systems and expert faculty. Over the course of the Action Community, teams participate in webinars and attend an in-person meeting (when possible) and develop their plan for practicing the 4Ms. ​If your health system or practice is interested in the Action Community,​​ read an Invitation to Join the IHI Action Community.​ 

The upcoming Action Communities are listed in the table below.

Host Organization

Enrollment Details

Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
​​Learn more about this New York-based Action Community on the New York Age-Friendly Action Community page of their website. HANYS members and non-members are invited to join.

Click here to listen to the recording of the Nov. 7th webinar about the Action Community. 

Registration Open 
Beginning January 2023
Sign up here
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
​Learn more by reading an Invitation to Join the IHI Action Community

Registration Open 
Beginning March 2023
Sign up here 

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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Participation

Some health systems are able to adopt the 4Ms without requiring the intensive support of an Action Community or Scale-up Accelerator services. IHI now offers this pathway for systems that are motivated and want to start right away without waiting for an Action Community enrollment opportunity. 

Looking for a structured primer on Age-Friendly Health Systems? Check out our Open School course to get started.


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Scale-up Accelerator

​For large health systems, IHI provides customized Age-Friendly Scale-up Accelerator support to achieve system-wide spread. Through this mechanism, larger systems that make becoming Age-Friendly Health Systems a strategic imperative will receive specialized services aimed at supporting system leadership, clinical leadership, and point-of-care operations ​to adopt the 4Ms care practices.
For more details, please reach out to our team at afhs@ihi.org.


Get Recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System​

 
As of March 2022 over 2700 sites of care have earned either level 1 (Participant) or level 2 (Committed to Care Excellence) recognition in the movement. It’s a distinction based on an evidence-based framework known as the 4Ms. 
  • 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. 

Submit your 4Ms Care Description and IHI will recognize you as an Age-Friendly Health System. 

Have questions about the 4Ms Care Recognition process? Check-out the Frequently Asked Questions​.