Annually the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) Awards recognizes agencies on aging across the country for innovative programs and achievement awards. This year three Virginia AAAs are being recognized:
BayAging for the Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership (EVCTP), N4A Innovation Award
Senior Connections for Honoring Choices ® Virginia, N4A Innovation Award
Arlington Agency on Aging Info Exchange Session, N4A Achievement Award
Congratulations to these agencies!
Additional details for each award:
N4A Innovation Award: Bay Aging for Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership (EVCTP)
Executive Director: Kathy Vesley-Massey
The Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership consists of 5 AAAs, 5 health systems, 11 hospitals and other providers. Using the Coleman evidence-based Care Transitions Intervention© it has reduced unnecessary Medicare 30-day readmissions in target group chronic illnesses from 23.4% to 7.9%., saving healthcare costs and improving patient health outcomes. A CMS “top performer,” EVCTP was recognized in Philadelphia in July with an n4a Innovation Award for its pre- and post-acute care interventions and integration of supports for social determinants of health.
The AAA Care Transitions Intervention (CTI) team consists of Bay Aging, Lead Community Based Organization (CBO), Peninsula Agency on Aging, Eastern Shore AAA, Rappahannock AAA, and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia.
N4A Innovation Award: Senior Connections: Faith to Fate
Executive Director: Thelma Bland-Watson
Faith to Fate is a partnership with African American Churches in the Richmond area to assist congregations with advance planning in accord with the principles of Honoring Choices ® Virginia. The participating Churches are taking the lead in educating, counseling and encouraging members of their congregations to use their legal rights to document their advance planning decisions in wills, powers of attorney and health care directives.
N4A Achievement Award: Arlington Agency on Aging Info Exchange Session
Executive Director: Maimoona Bah-Duckenfield
The Aging Information Exchange Session is a quarterly resource and information roundtable exchange between Arlington County’s AAA, key county staff, representatives from Long-Term Care (LTC) communities, and commissioners from the Commission on LTC Residences. The exchange provides a unique opportunity for service providers from LTC to directly network with one another and local county and community programs in an effort to expand knowledge of available aging resources and enhance ability to provide exceptional care to older adults within the community.