The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in collaboration with Mass General Brigham and the Milken Institute, invites health care organizations to virtually join an 8-month Learning Community from October 2022 to May 2023, to accelerate progress toward timely detection and improved outcomes for older adults (ages 65 and older) experiencing cognitive impairment.
Early diagnosis of mild dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can have a significant influence on the care and treatment of older adults, yet one study revealed that doctors were unaware of cognitive impairment in more than 40% of their patients who had memory and thinking problems. With enhanced evaluation and early detection, health systems could: adjust care procedures and systems to address the issues that are most important to older persons and the people who care for them, enhance key outcome metrics, prevent problems in the treatment of co-morbid illnesses, and lower health disparities.
Preview the flyers below to discover:
- the Learning Community’s aim,
- who is eligible to apply,
- the expectations for grant recipients,
- key dates; and
- how to submit an application, along with some guidelines on the application’s formatting and content