Atlanta VA GRECC
The Atlanta VA Medical Center is a full-service, level 1A tertiary care facility providing patient-centered healthcare through comprehensive medical, surgical, and geriatric specialty services.
The Atlanta VA Bronze Geriatrics outpatient primary care clinic, Home Based Primary Care program, Emergency department, and Spinal Cord injury clinic have all been designated as Age-Friendly Health system participant sites. Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System entails reliably providing a set of four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the "4Ms," to all older adults in your system: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.
Atlanta VA partners with FAVER, the Atlanta VAHCS Research and Education Foundation which has been essential in enabling the VA to receive the 1-year award from IHI. The award allows for a VA National Age-
Friendly Health Systems Action Community to the GEC Strategic priority for VHA to become the largest integrated Age-Friendly Health System in the nation.
The Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research Education
Clinical Center (GRECC) works to improve geriatric care through research, educational initiatives, and clinical innovations. Georgia Gear supports the Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for Older Veterans Discharged from the Emergency Department (EQUiPPED) research project. EQUiPPED's goal is to reduce potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in the Emergency Department.
In April 2022, the Atlanta VA Bronze Geriatrics Clinic was recognized as an AgeFriendly Health System - Committed to Care Excellence.