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Rooks County Health Center named Age-Friendly Health System

Rooks County Health Center recently achieved Age-Friendly Health System designation, recognizing it as part of a movement to improve health care for older adults, contributing to an initial goal of 20% of all U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly. 

As part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative that began in 2017, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the U.S., are helping hospitals and other care settings implement a set of evidence-based interventions specifically designed to improve care for older adults. 

In order to achieve recognition as a member of the initiative, RCH staff worked for nearly a year in acquiring the necessary training as well as compiling and submitting extensive data, including submitting a presentation to the American Hospital Association.