A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

Age-Friendly Health Systems

Dakota Geriatrics works with primary care clinics to implement Age-Friendly Health Systems throughout the states of North Dakota and South Dakota. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to adapt evidence-based practices and align What Matters to the older adult and their family caregivers at every care interaction.

North Dakota map identifying age-friendly locations Beulah Beulah Hazen Center Mandan Bismarck Fort Yates Belcourt Grand Forks Fargo

Applicant: A health system is developing a plan to adopt 4Ms framework into practice.

Level 1: An Age-Friendly Health System Participant is recognized for being on the journey to becoming an Age-Friendly Health System and has submitted a description of how it is working towards putting the 4Ms into practice.

Level 2: Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence is a recognition for being an exemplar in the movement based on 4Ms work is aligned with the Guide AND at least three months’ count of older adults reached with evidenced-based, 4M care.