The public health sector is a leader in initiating health policy changes in local communities. Essential to the change process are community health assessments and community health improvement plans that can and should include older adult health and well-being. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recently revised its Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process that many local health departments use with their community partners to assess and prioritize public health issues. And, in partnership with TFAH, NACCHO developed a healthy aging indicators guide to help communities assess older adult health issues and align resources across sectors.
The August AFPHS training focused on the newest version of MAPP, the new indicators guide, and highlighted how one local jurisdiction is incorporating healthy aging in its community health improvement planning process.
Speakers for this session included:
- Anna Clayton, National Association of County and City Health Officials
- Ryan Mims, Florida Department of Health in Walton County