Age-Friendly Health Systems

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Credit Offered:

  • 1.0 Contact Hours
  • 1.0 Hours of Participation

This free, 1-hour web-based video course describes the goals and practices that lead to age-friendly care with older adults. All participants will need to register, watch the video presentation, and complete the evaluation in order to receive credit.

Provided by University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education.


This course is designed for nurses and other healthcare providers, particularly those who work in primary care practices or hospitals. The significant growth in the U.S. population ages 65 or older results in urgent need for improvements in continuity of care, decreased waste, and prevention of needless harm.  This course presents the Age-Friendly Health Systems framework, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States.


At the completion of the activity, the participant should be able to describe the unique care needs of older adults in the U.S. and discuss essential evidence-based practices that guide age-friendly care with older adults.


  • Register when you have an hour to review the presentation and complete the evaluation. You will not be able to suspend your progress or save your work.
  • Enable pop-ups in your internet browser before you register.
  • Register, click on Begin Activity, and then click on View Content. The video will open in a new tab; leave the previous tab open.
  • After you watch the video, click on the prior (Enduring Material) tab to continue to the evaluation.



COURSE LAUNCH DATE: April 1, 2020       EXPIRATION DATE: March 31, 2022


Information about Dr. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

 Terry Fulmer is president of The John A. Hartford Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to improving the care of older adults. As the foundation’s chief strategist, Fulmer is also a nationally and internationally recognized expert in geriatrics and best known for the development of the national NICHE program and for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect.

Named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Influencers in Aging” by PBS’s Next Avenue, Fulmer previously served as dean of health sciences and a professor at Northeastern University, as dean of NYU College of Nursing, and as chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Executive Nurse Fellows Program.

A graduate of Skidmore, Boston College, and NYU, Fulmer completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and was the first nurse ever to serve on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America.

A trustee of the Josiah Macy Foundation and co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, she’s also held board positions for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and an attending senior nurse at the Munn Center for Nursing Research at Mass General and Mount Sinai Medical Center. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine, she’s authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and edited 10 books.

Information about Catherine Strader McGehee

Catherine Strader McGehee, MSN

Catherine Strader McGehee (1953 - 1999) earned a BSN and MSN from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and was pursuing a PhD at UVA when she died in 1999 after a battle with breast cancer. A loving wife and mother of three, Cathy was an associate professor of nursing at Lynchburg College where she worked to promote the health and well-being of children.

Active in her community, Cathy volunteered in local schools, worked with adolescent girls, and helped establish a free clinic in Lynchburg which still operates today. As a doctoral student, she was recognized as a Commonwealth Fellow.

Today’s lecture was endowed in 2002 in loving memory of Cathy by the School’s BSN Class of 1975 as well as her family members and many friends. Distinguished speakers are selected and recognized for those personal qualities demonstrated by Cathy in her lifetime: a commitment to excellence in nursing education and practice, and a desire to contribute to the community at large.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

Accreditation and Designation Statement

The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Virginia SONCE awards 1.0 contact hours to a nurse who participates in this educational activity and completes the post activity evaluation.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, as an accredited provider, awards 1.0 hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of ANCC contact hours) to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

Disclosure of Faculty Financial Affiliations

Disclosure of Faculty Financial Affiliations


The following faculty and planning committee members have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kathryn Reid, PhD, RN, Nurse Planner and Nursing Content Expert; Linda Hanson, MSM.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education as an ANCC accredited provider endorses and strives to comply with the with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Content Integrity Standards, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing education activities under our auspices.

The University of Virginia School of Nursing requires that all CE activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices.

All faculty presenters participating in an accredited CE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.). The University of Virginia School of Nursing will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The faculty, staff and planning committee of the University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education have no financial affiliations to disclose.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.