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New York State Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community

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Healthcare Association of New York State
Dec 31, 2022

The goal of the Age-Friendly Health Systems New York State Action Community is to engage hospitals and health systems to provide age-friendly care to all older adults by implementing evidence-based interventions across four elements of care, known as the "4Ms": What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.

Goals will be accomplished through:

  • Facilitating an action community where participating hospitals and health systems learn from one another and study the impact of 4Ms care on staff, patients and caregivers
  • Supporting participants as they test, adopt and reliably practice 4Ms care
  • Engaging faculty and clinical quality experts to provide tailored education, coaching and technical assistance on 4Ms care and quality improvement processes
  • Coaching hospital teams to understand their baseline performance, conducting regular data analysis, and measuring progress based on a set of standardized metrics

Participating facilities will benefit from:

  • Support from faculty at the national and state levels, including clinicians and quality improvement experts specializing in 4Ms care
  • Monthly meetings with HANYS staff and the faculty to learn about each of the 4Ms and discuss common challenges, coaching calls focused on specific topics and one-on-one technical assistance while testing and implementing 4Ms care
  • Admission to a half-day virtual summit on age-friendly care, where each facility will develop an action plan to scale up and sustain 4Ms care for every older adult in your clinical setting
  • Access to a state and national network of age-friendly health systems through the New York State Action Community website and the Action Community forum
  • Opportunities to connect with other participants to share strategies, identify lessons learned, overcome barriers and expedite the implementation of the Action Community goals
  • The chance to build quality improvement knowledge that can be applied beyond the scope of this initiative

A schedule of activities is provided in the recruitment package.


Eligible participants include:

  • Health systems
  • Hospitals
  • Post-acute/Continuing care facilities
  • Ambulatory care
  • Home healthcare
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Community-based social service organizations
  • Other entities that work with older New Yorkers
Geographic coverage
New York
Amount of funding

There is no cost for participants.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for a $10,000 stipend to support their work. Up to 20 teams will be awarded stipends;.

Application process

A link to online enrollment is available on the program website.

Provider teams may enroll in the 2023 cohort by December 31, 2022. Applications for the $10,000 stipend for Age-Friendly Action Community Participants are due November 30, 2022.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Clinics · Elderly population · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health workforce education and training · Hospitals · Informal caregivers · Long-term care · Networking and collaboration · New York

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