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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

Mississippi State Department of Health Achieves Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Recognition

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is pleased to announce that the Mississippi State Department of Health has achieved exemplar status by completing the ten original action steps of TFAH’s Age-Friendly Public Health Systems (AFPHS) Recognition Program.

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Complementing Existing Health Promoting Programs

The AFPHS team hosted Eric Weakly with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to discuss mental health services for older people.

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What's Public Health Got to Do With... Creating and Leading Policy Change to Support Older Adults?

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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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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