AAAs & Hospitals – Partnerships Toward Common Goals

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and hospital representatives will describe how their partnership has evolved to create common goals and initiatives on two levels: population health, and individual patient health. Initiatives range from data collection and trend analysis, to co-sponsored projects and interventions, to shared patient plans of care and exploration of payment models for sustainability. A survey process for assessing population health resulting in collectively owned follow-up strategies will be presented.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand key components of an easily replicable model of collaboration for data analysis and consensus building; resulting in collective strategies addressing health priorities;
  • Discuss critical steps in developing a comprehensive understanding of regional health needs in order to plan, develop and implement broad-based, collectively owned strategies to meet those needs;
  • Identify ideas for community initiatives designed to address key population health concerns; and,
  • Understand multiple ways an AAA and hospital interface on the individual patient level, and discuss possible modes of sustainability.


Lynn Kellogg, B.S.W., M.P.A., has worked for 40 years in the field of aging, and is CEO of Region IV Area Agency on Aging in southwest Michigan. A past president of n4a, she has received multiple awards for leadership and innovation from both private and public sectors, and is a known speaker on innovation, business initiatives and collaboration.
Lynn Todman, Ph.D., is the executive director for Population Health at Lakeland Health System in St. Joseph, Mich. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the hospital system to improve the health of the regional population. 

The Aging and Disability Business Institute is funded by:

Administration for Community Living

The John A Hartford Foundation

The SCAN Foundation

The Gary and Mary West Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Marin Community Foundation


National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Independent Living Research Utilization/National Center for Aging and Disability

American Society on Aging

Partners in Care Foundation

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley/Healthy Living Center of Excellence.

Learn more about the Aging and Disability Business Institute.