Through its Age-Friendly Public Health Systems (AFPHS) initiative, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) prioritizes the public health roles in healthy aging and encourages all state and local public health departments to make healthy aging a core function. To further incentivize this transition, TFAH has developed an AFPHS Recognition Program based on the 6Cs Framework for Creating Age-Friendly Public Health Systems and corresponding actions that, if achieved, will reflect a health department’s commitment to healthy aging. The original Recognition Program has recently been revised to honor all levels of engagement by public health professionals in advancing healthy aging. The Program offers opportunities for recognition at three levels, including an individual AFPHS Champion designation.

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