This episode of the Age-Friendly Public Health: The Podcast, Building an Age-Friendly Ecosystem in Mississippi, features Dr. Kina White, Director of the Office of Community Health Improvement at the Mississippi State Department of Health, joins host, TFAH President and CEO Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, to discuss her work to build an age-friendly ecosystem in her home state. Dr. White and her team utilized a 2020 AFPHS funding opportunity to cultivate both internal and external partnerships, including what AARP and the Mississippi Public Health Association, to better understand the needs of older adults and to develop a statewide action plan for prioritizing healthy aging.

Listen to the episode to learn more about how to create a similar age-friendly ecosystem in your state.

Episode 2 transcript

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Age-Friendly Public Health: The Podcast is a production of Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Initiative. This quarterly podcast, hosted by TFAH’s President and CEO Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, will feature conversations with leaders in the age-friendly public health systems movement on challenges, opportunities, and model programs, with a focus on the role public health can play in helping older adults thrive.

Listen to Episode 1: Where It All Began