Partner clinics of the Southeast Texas Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (SE Texas GWEP) at Baylor College of Medicine have joined more than 1,900 hospitals and healthcare practices nationwide, working to improve care for older adults through the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative.
Family Medicine clinics at Upper Kirby, River Oaks, and Texas Medical Center including Baylor Medicine’s General Internal Medicine clinic are participating in the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative to implement the “4Ms” Framework for Age-Friendly Care (Matters Most, Medication, Mentation, Mobility).
The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative was launched in 2017 by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States to help hospitals and other care settings implement a set of evidence-based interventions, known as the “4Ms”, to improve care for older adults.
For more information on Age-Friendly Health Systems visit www.ihi.org/agefriendly.
For more information on how to achieve the Age-Friendly Health Systems designation in your clinic, contact SETxGWEP@bcm.edu.