Primary Care Liaisons

In partnership with two Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Washington state, we have created a new position, Primary Care Liaison (PCL), within the Aging services network. The PCL’s main goal is to enhance primary care awareness of community resources that support older adults to age in place.

Each PCL connects with clinics monthly and presents information about AAA resources, including evidence-based health-promotion programs serving older adults and their family caregivers (e.g., Enhance®Fitness, Powerful Tools for Caregivers) as well as self-management “flags,” a useful client engagement tool. Our PCLs are building bridges between community and primary care so that every older adult and family caregiver find the support they need to remain in their own home and community.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community.

Self-Management Plans

Easy to use tools helping patients, families, and clinicians manage chronic conditions.

Locate Services Near Me

AAAs provide a number of evidence-based programs and services.

Referral

An easy way to connect patients to AAA resources and services. Connect with your PCL to learn more.

Meet our Primary Care Liaisons…

Breanne Swanson, MS

Representing the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) serving Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Clickitat counties. Since 2012, Breanne has worked for AAADSW in multiple roles including case management, teaching classes, leading caregiver support groups, and building a program to provide minor home modifications to promote aging in place. Breanne has a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Western Washington University with a focus in gerontology, specifically fear of falling and successful aging of older women. Breanne enjoys helping people find right resources that improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.

Allison Boll, MSW

Representing Aging and Disability Services (ADS), the AAA for Seattle-King County. Allison’s brings over five years of experience serving older adults and their families in post-acute care, hospice, and community-based settings to her role as a Primary Care Liaison. Allison earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University and Master of Social Work from University of Washington. Allison’s commitment to older adults stems from her time as a live-in caregiver for her grandmother. She’s passionate about coalition building and believes that partnerships, like that between ADS and NWGEC, will generate new opportunities and solutions for our community.