Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems

The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the AHA and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, developed the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly Care, an evidence-based model to support the needs of the aging community in a clinical setting.

The 4Ms are: What Matters, Medications, Mentation, and Mobility. These webinars outline the importance and impact of the 4Ms Framework, detail the benefits of joining the AHA Action Community, and highlight bright spots in the field integrating Age-Friendly care into their hospitals and health systems. Christiana Care Health System and Providence St. Joseph Health shared their story of becoming an Age-Friendly Health System, and why this movement was necessary for their patient population.


  • Marie Cleary-Fishman, Vice President, Clinical Quality, American Hospital Association
  • Denise Lyons, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Christiana Care Health System
  • Patricia Curtin, MD, FACP, CMD, Section Chief, Geriatric Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
  • Angela Fox, Director of Business Development and Implementation, Senior Health Program, Providence Health & Services