The complex health and social needs of older adults have been made particularly clear due to COVID-19 and public health departments are being called on to increase their expertise and resources to meet these needs. TFAH is committed to supporting all state and local public health departments in the age-friendly transformation and the AFPHS Recognition Program provides the key steps leading to this transformation. The 10 foundational steps of the program promote expansion of services, building effective partnerships, and demonstrate a health department’s commitment to healthy aging.
November’s training provided guidance on the transformative process for becoming an Age-Friendly Public Health System. This session included best practices and key strategies for achieving recognition.