Transformational Nurse Leadership Comes to Life: Igniting the Implementation of Age-Friendly Health Systems in CVS MinuteClinics

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      As the population ages, it is imperative to ensure that older adults receive evidence-based care. Age-Friendly Health Systems is a national initiative to spread the evidence-based Age-Friendly What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility Framework and is supported by the Institute for Health care Improvement. A key driver to spread this effort is the use of transformational leadership, a leadership model used by nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic, the convenient care clinics in select CVS Health Pharmacies, to implement Age-Friendly What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations are provided for aligning leadership principles of front-line staff, managers, and executives to encourage the implementation of evidence-based care using the transformational leadership model.
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      Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sarah C. Hirsh Endowed Professorship in Evidence Based Practice Implementation, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She can be reached at [email protected] . Holly Kouts, MBA, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Area Director, CVS Health, CVS MinuteClinic, One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Anne M. Pohnert, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Lead Director of Clinical Quality, CVS Health, CVS MinuteClinic, One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Latina Brooks, PhD, RN, CNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor & Director, MSN & DNP Programs, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.