Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) selected the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) as one of only two expansion states in 2020 to provide funding and technical assistance to expand its role in healthy aging. Washington DOH has created county-level data profiles that highlight older adult health across the state.

Washington DOH has developed an AFPHS Learning and Action Network (the Network) comprising five teams of local health jurisdictions and Area Agencies on Aging. The Network also includes the Northwest Washington Indian Health Board, a consortium of six federally recognized Tribes that will also engage in activities aligned with the AFPHS 6Cs Framework.

Resources

Integrating an Age-Friendly Lens into Emergency Planning (Article)

Older Adult County Profiles:

Washington’s AFPHS Advisory Committee Organizations

  • Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Washington State Board Of Health – Aging and Long Term Care Of Eastern Washington
  • Kitsap Public Health District
  • Southeast Washington Aging and Long Term Care Council of Government
  • Benton-Franklin Health District
  • Public Health- Seattle & King County
  • Spokane Regional Health District
  • Northwest Washington Indian Health Board
  • Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington
  • Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A)
  • Aging and Long Term Support Administration (ALTSA), Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Providence Health Services
  • Aging and Disability Services, Area Agency on Aging
  • Walla Walla County Department of Community Health
  • City of Spokane Fire Department
  • Washington State University
  • Aging and Disability Services, Age Friendly Seattle, City of Seattle
  • Health Care Authority
  • Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC)
  • Kitsap County Area Agency on Aging

Contact Information

Marci Getz
Director, Healthy Aging Initiatives
Washington State Department of Health
marci.getz@doh.wa.gov