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Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
TFAH is working to better understand the challenges, explore potential solutions, and identify innovative vaccine distribution mechanisms for older adults and people with disabilities who are homebound.
Ageism is an inaccurate or prejudicial assumption about aging. These negative stereotypes about older adults impact how we interact with them and understand their needs.
Family members and other informal caregivers are the largest sources of support for older adults and should be recognized and encouraged as their caregiving responsibilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had differential impacts on population groups. Adults, age 65 and over, have experienced higher rates of hospitalization and death if they became infected.
Health Equity is achieved when every person in every community has the opportunity to attain good health.
Partnerships & Collaborations
Public health practitioners are uniquely positioned to connect and convene the multiple sectors and professions that provide the supports, services, and infrastructure to promote healthy aging.
Physical & Mental Health
Physical and mental health are integral factors in overall health and well-being. Both are impacted by socio-economic factors and health behaviors. It is important to consider the intersection of both and how they impact the health of older adults.
Public Health Planning & Preparedness
The needs of older adults can be particularly acute during emergencies. Understanding and anticipating the needs of older adults during an emergency is critical to safeguarding their health.
Social Determinants of Health
The well-being and health of older adults are impacted by the social, economic, and environmental conditions in which they live, including access to transportation, housing, food, and sources of financial security.