Finding (re) balance in healthcare’s changing landscape: Tilting care toward the community

In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services, fueled by Medicare and Medicaid finance reforms, is driving reductions in hospitalization rates in many target populations. The continuation—for now, at least—of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents a significant opportunity for continued progress in our shared national goal of strengthening communities and improving health outcomes.

The new article by By Robyn Golden and Bonnie Ewald is available now.

Robyn Golden is director, Health and Aging, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Bonnie Ewald is project co-ordinator, Health and Aging. To learn more about the Bridge Model or any other initiatives mentioned above, contact Bonnie Ewald at

This article is part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA

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