Age-Friendly Health Systems: Join the Movement
Three Ways to Join
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 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.
Action Communities are scheduled periodically throughout the year and facilitated by IHI or other organizations. If your health system or practice is interested in the Action Community, see the upcoming opportunities below.
Upcoming Action Communities
Action Community: Begins November 2023
Facilitated by: Healthcare Association of New York State
- Sign up for the Action Community recruitment webinar on November 13, 2023
- Learn more in the Action Community Invitation to Join
Action Community: Begins Fall 2023
Facilitated by: American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation
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.
- Learn more about how to submit a 4Ms care description and get recognized.
- Looking for a structured primer on Age-Friendly Health Systems? Check out our Open School course to get started.
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.
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Receive updates on the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement, invites to quarterly webinars, access to experts, support on the 4Ms Framework, and more.Join the Community