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Become an age-friendly health system in 2023 with HANYS

Nov. 7

1 - 2 p.m.

This event is open to HANYS members and non-members.

HANYS is recruiting teams to join the 2023 New York State Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community and New York Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Collaborative.

The Action Community supports hospitals, health systems and other providers as they implement evidence-based interventions to transform care for older adults using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Age-Friendly framework. The American College of Emergency Physicians GEDA collaborative promotes geriatric-focused education, policies and protocols, and quality improvement projects to improve the care of older adults in the ED.

During the webinar, attendees will hear IHI and DOH representatives share the value becoming age-friendly can bring to your patients and clinicians. Past Action Community/Accreditation Collaborative teams will also be present to speak about their participation experience and answer questions. Lastly, HANYS staff will outline next steps for those that want to participate, including how to enroll and apply for funding.

The benefits of joining these programs include:

  • redeploying and prioritizing existing health system resources to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to older adults;
  • becoming recognized as an “Age-Friendly Health System” and/or becoming accredited as a “Geriatric Emergency Department;" and
  • improved patient and clinician experience and more efficient, lower-cost care.

Funding available

Thanks to the generous support of the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, New York State Health Foundation, New York Community Trust, and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, there is no fee to participate in the New York State Action Community. Additionally, Age-Friendly health system participants may apply for a $10,000 stipend to support this work (up to 20 teams will be awarded stipends). Scholarships are also available to geriatric EDs new to accreditation (up to 18 hospitals will receive funding on a first-come, first-serve basis).


Dora Fisher, MPH, CPHQ, Director, Post-Acute Care and Continuing Care, HANYS

Adam Herbst, Deputy Commissioner, Aging and Long Term Care, Department of Health

Kedar Mate, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Registration Support at learning@hanys.org or 518.431.7867.

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