Age-Friendly Health Systems
An Innovative Approach to Ambulatory Health Care for Aging Adults
Written by Robin Y. Hughes, MSN, AGPCNP
In a partnership between Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, CVS MinuteClinic and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Mary Dolansky has been awarded a planning grant by the John A. Hartford Foundation to implement Age-Friendly Health Systems 4M model of care in CVS MinuteClinic ambulatory care settings in select regions with greater concentrations of older adults, and ultimately scaling to all 1,100 CVS MinuteClinic locations across the nation. The Age-Friendly Health Systems Ambulatory Care Continuum is a one year planning grant with 3 distinctive goals that include Development of an Implementation Plan for the Age-Friendly Health System into CVS MinuteClinics; Development of a professional development learning platform that includes training modules and practiced based tools to facilitate assessment and action steps for implementation of the 4M model of care; And evaluation of the process in which to embed the AFHS/4M model of care into the CVS Electronic Health Record Platform.
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