The Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition has Launched

The Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition has been established to ensure that the quality of nursing home life improves in the United States.

Every nursing home resident deserves to live in a safe and comfortable environment–one that also provides nursing home teams with the resources and training they need to promote resident health and well-being. The Moving Forward Coalition is working to create practical and sustainable change towards that vision NOW.

Moving Forward focuses on advancing seven goals outlined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) in an April 2022 report aimed at improving nursing home quality.  Over the next two years, committee members – along with a network of experts, nursing home residents, and the general public – will develop, test and promote action plans that will improve the way the United States finances, delivers, and regulates care in nursing homes.

The Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition is funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, and draws on leadership from LeadingAge, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), other national organizations and subject matter experts. The coalition will lead work to promote and support quality of life improvements with residents living in America’s nursing homes.

Moving Forward is led by Alice Bonner, who has been a nurse practitioner for over 30 years. She is currently Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Chair of the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition.  From 2015-2019, Bonner served as Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. From 2011 to 2013, Bonner served as Director of the Division of Nursing Homes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, MD. She currently serves as a  Board Member of the Age-Friendly Institute.

Read the press release HERE.

Learn more and sign up to get involved HERE

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