GWEP-CC Age-Friendly Health Systems Case Studies

Product Type : Toolkits
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Year of publication : 2022-2023



This series of written and video Case Studies is focused on primary care experiences implementing the 4Ms (Mentation, Medications, Mobility, What Matters) of Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) in their practices. Case study authors participated in the 2020 and/ or the 2023 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Coordinating Center (GWEP-CC) AFHS Action Community. The Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) has recognized these practices as an Age-Friendly Health System Participant (Level-1) or Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence (Level-2).

This product is available to all GCO users. The Table of Contents for the Case Studies includes the participating GWEP and partner, as well as the focused topic related to the 4Ms within their AFHS journey. Select a case study to download it. The Case Studies Video section links to three videos developed in partnership between the GWEP-CC, IHI, the Penn State GWEP, and the Primary Health Network (PHN).

About the GWEP-CC: The GWEP-CC, led by the American Geriatrics Society, is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, and serves as a strategic resource for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s GWEP grantees. For more information, please contact the GWEP-CC at

About the Age-Friendly Health Systems Movement: Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with American Hospital Association and Catholic Health Association of the United States. It is focused on adopting an evidence-based framework that helps practices efficiently prioritize and organize effective care for older adults.


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