Age-Friendly System-Wide Spread Collaborative

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Age-Friendly System-Wide Spread Collaborative

18-Month Collaborative: April 2024–October 2025

IHI is excited to announce the Age-Friendly System-Wide Spread Collaborative, which will be the learning and action community for US health systems interested in fully embedding the 4Ms system-wide, to have an equitable impact on older adults across all of their sites and settings of care.

The Collaborative will convene a cohort of 30 teams from health systems with sites of care recognized as Committed to Care Excellence to accelerate system-wide adoption of the 4Ms, with guidance from expert faculty and an “all-teach, all-learn” approach. Collaborative participants will have the opportunity to be among the first to achieve an ambitious new IHI recognition for system-wide spread of age-friendly care.

Participant Map: Age-Friendly System-Wide Spread Collaborative

During the 18-month Collaborative, health systems will test changes to ensure that the 4Ms Framework of an Age-Friendly Health System is implemented equitably as a standard practice to ensure optimal health care for all older adults across the health system. Participating teams will analyze shared data to advance quality improvement goals that align with the IHI change package for scaling the 4Ms system-wide. Participating teams will document and demonstrate the alignment of current health system priorities and programs with the 4Ms Framework, and apply a data-driven, shared learning approach to review progress against an established aim to scale age-friendly care delivery and act on the 4Ms system-wide.

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