Erie County Department of Senior Services, Niagara County Office for the Aging to Create Learning Collaborative, Strengthen Partnerships for Integrated Health Care
During the initiative’s intensive educational phase, which runs from June – October 2013, local networks will participate in a nationwide learning collaborative that will share experiences (including lessons learned), innovative ideas, and best practices for providing integrated care in a variety of community settings. Local participants in the project include Catholic Charities of Buffalo; Community Concern of Western New York; the Dale Association, Inc.; DeGraff Adult Day Care; Health Association of Niagara County, Inc. (“HANCI”); Hearts and Hands Faith in Action; Meals on Wheels of Western New York; Schiller Park; Schofield Residence Adult Day Health Care Program; Town of Amherst Department of Senior Services; and Town of Hamburg Adult Day Care. Upon completion of this project these agencies, many with decades of service to our region’s aging population, will serve as leaders in sharing lessons learned with other aging network partners. At the conclusion of the initiative, the collaborative will also share its models and other tools with a nationwide audience of communities and smaller agencies facing similar challenges.