Working with Partners to Build an Age-Friendly Ecosystem

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Collective Age-Friendly Impact

Age-friendly providers are doing transformational work in cities and communities, universities, health systems, the employment sector and public health  around the world. Our challenge? To reach across these initiatives to deliver collective impact.

Cross-Sector Collaboration

Age Friendly Ecosystem.

We are working with partners from across the Age-Friendly Ecosystem to elevate all things age-friendly and jumpstart the co-creation of shared strategies for program leaders, providers and stakeholders to plan and measure collective impact across settings. 

That’s the promise of the ecosystem in all of our work.  

It takes radical collaboration and intention to consider how we engage and collaborate across sectors to actively apply these concepts to benefit older adults in all settings.

Building an Age-Friendly Ecosytem: Stakeholder Convenings

The Age-Friendly Institute, together with The John A. Hartford Foundation and International Longevity Centre, hosted a series of virtual convenings to combine insights for creating and promoting a unified language and measurement strategy to support a coordinated Age-Friendly Ecosystem.

The December, 2020 and March, 2021 events involved over forty recognized leaders who are working to advance age-friendly initiatives in public health, health systems, community, academia and employment.

Meeting Summary: December, 2020

Meeting Summary: March, 2021

Building a Coordinated Age-Friendly Ecosystem: A Working Discussion.

Our Partners in This Work

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We are proudly supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. The leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three priority areas: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Learn more at

Participating Organizations

  • AARP
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Brown University School of Public Health
  • CVS
  • Dublin City University
  • Education Development Corporation
  • George Washington University School of Nursing
  • Grantmakers in Aging
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • International Federation on Ageing
  • International Longevity Centre-Brazil
  • John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Lasell Village
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Milken Institute
  • Michigan Health Endowment Fund
  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)
  • Florida Department of Health (Seminole County)
  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • The SCAN Foundation
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
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