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We need public health systems that work for everyone.

TFAH is prioritizing healthy aging and is working to encourage and incentivize state and local health departments to embrace older adult health as a core function. Partnering with state and local health departments and national stakeholders, TFAH is working to implement a public health framework as part of the Age-Friendly Ecosystem that is essential to improve the health and well-being of older adults.

Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine for Homebound Older Adults

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. 

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World Health Organization Highlights the Impact of Ageism in New Report

Public health practitioners can help combat ageism by focusing on the strengths and contributions of older adults and implementing strategies to support their independent living.

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Recognition Program

Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Recognition Program

TFAH is supporting state and local health departments as they work to adopt healthy aging as a core public health function through the AFPHS Recognition Program. This program provides states and local health departments with the opportunity to receive recognition for their work to support the health of older adults.

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