Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) selected the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) as one of only two expansion states in 2020 to provide funding and technical assistance to expand its role in healthy aging. WA DOH has created county-level data profiles that highlight older adult health across the state.
The Washington AFPHS Learning and Action Network teams have each developed and are now implementing AFPHS action plans.
The Northwest Washington Indian Health Board (NNWIHB) is a six-tribe consortium that is also part of the Washington AFPHS Learning and Action Network and has provided the first opportunity for TFAH to work within the Tribal elder community. The six, federally recognized Tribes are The Lummi Nation, The Nooksack Indian Tribe, The Samish Nation, The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, The Upper Skagit Tribe, and The Tulalip Tribe.
Age Friendly Public Health | NWWIHB (indianhealthboard.net)
Washington’s AFPHS Advisory Committee Organizations
- Washington State Pharmacy Association
- Kitsap Public Health District
- SE WA Aging and Long Term Care Council of Government
- Washington State Department of Health
- Benton-Franklin Health District
- Public Health- Seattle & King County
- Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington
- Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A)
- Aging and Long Term Support Administration
- Aging and Disability Services, Area Agency on Aging
- Walla Walla County Department of Community Health
- City of Spokane Fire Department
- Aging and Disability Services, Age Friendly Seattle, City of Seattle
- Walla Walla County Health Department
- Health Care Authority
- Dementia Action Collaborative
- Kitsap County Area Agency on Aging
Director, Healthy Aging Initiatives