Case Study: Healthy Together Care Partnership Embeds Age-Friendly Framework into Practice

Banner Health System, Tucson, Arizona

Six years after Banner Health created its Healthy Together Care Partnership, the HTCP team joined the AHA’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community and began its journey to embed age-friendly care into practice. As a result, patient and provider satisfaction scores for patients who receive age-friendly care has increased, and costs have decreased. Promising outcomes related to emergency utilization also have been reported. The HTCP is working to spread its model for adopting age-friendly approaches throughout the health system.

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