Closing Plenary: Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Terry Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Tuesday, July 17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Regency Ballroom-Lower Level

The greatest success story of the 20th century is human longevity. With the extension of years to life, it is imperative that we ensure quality of health and healthcare for older adults everywhere. Our Age- Friendly Health System initiative at the John A. Hartford Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is dedicated to this aim. Initiated in 2016, we are now beginning our third year and we have learned from clinicians, patients and families who are using our complex healthcare systems about the challenges we all face and what it takes to ensure comprehensive, evidence base quality care for older adults. In 2018, we forged ahead with our age-friendly public health system work under the leadership of Trust for America’s Health. Our guiding framework consists of the 4Ms- What matters to the patient (person), medications, mobility and medications. These four elements are seen as the gateway into high quality and safe care across care settings. They are all interactional and if one element of the bundle is disrupted most likely all are. In this presentation, the progress from the five inaugural health systems will be discussed along with lessons learned regarding the business case and the measurement challenges inherent in complex change processes related to care of older adults. Most importantly, strategies for how to engage the entire health care workforce along with families and communities will be underscored.

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Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

President
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the President of The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City, a foundation dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Established in 1929, the Foundation has a current endowment of more than half a billion dollars. She serves as the chief strategist for the Foundation and was recently recognized for her leadership as one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue, the premier digital publication dedicated to covering issues for older Americans. Dr. Fulmer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She previously served as Distinguished Professor and Dean of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to that, she served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and Dean of the New York University College of Nursing. She received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College, her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from NYU. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and she was the first nurse to serve on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and was the first nurse to serve as President of the Gerontological Society of America.

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