Through its Age-Friendly Public Health Systems (AFPHS) initiative, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) prioritizes the public health roles in healthy aging and encourages all state and local public health departments to make healthy aging a core function. To further incentivize this transition, TFAH has developed an AFPHS Recognition Program that sets out 10 foundational actions that, if achieved, will reflect a health department’s commitment to healthy aging. To help health departments achieve recognition, TFAH has developed this guidance that includes examples and resources for the 10 steps. TFAH will offer additional tools and trainings on each of the actions to further build the capacity of state and local health departments to become age-friendly.

Additional resources and examples are included in the Guidance document located under the Resources section of this page. As more Departments of Health participate in this program, additional examples and tips will be provided.

For an overview of the program, please view a recording of our kick-off webinar.

For any questions about the program email