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AFPHS Recognition Program Honors Engagement in Healthy Aging

Since 2017, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) has been working with state and local health departments to expand their roles in improving the health and well-being of older adults. To further encourage health department adoption of healthy aging as a core function, TFAH is releasing a revised AFPHS Recognition Program that honors engagement and provides greater flexibility to achieve recognition.

AFPHS Recognition Program

What's Public Health Got to Do With... Food Insecurity?

The Age-Friendly Public Health Systems monthly blog series, “What’s Public Health Got to Do With?” This series is designed to stir up conversation, generate interest, and challenge healthy aging stakeholders to engage more deeply in age-friendly public health issues.

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Trust for America's Health Celebrates Older Americans Month

The month of May provides America with the opportunity to celebrate our families, neighbors, colleagues, and friends as we all age. It is an opportunity to recognize and share the collective wisdom and rich history afforded by older age.

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How are States Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Homebound Older Adults?

Early in 2021, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) began to explore the challenges to accessing the COVID-19 vaccine faced by individuals, primarily older adults, who are homebound. The goal of this effort was to provide policymakers and public health practitioners at the federal, state, and local level, guidance on how they could ensure such access, as well as identify where at-home vaccination plans were being developed and implemented.

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Aligning Public Health Interventions with Older Adults Housing Needs and Challenges

This brief outlines current housing challenges faced by older adults and potential areas for public health intervention. It summarizes existing programs that offer housing support for older adults and offers recommendations in each of the five key roles for public health.

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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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