Age-Friendly Public Health

Older adults are the fastest growing demographic of the U.S. population. This year, 10,000 Americans will reach age 65 on a daily basis.

Public Health departments and systems can make important contributions to the health and productivity of older Americans. Trust for America’s Health and The John A. Hartford Foundation are partnering with state and local health departments to help them implement a public health framework within their department activities to support the health and well-being of their older adult residents. Learn more about the initiative at Age-Friendly Public Health Systems – Trust for America’s Health.

Healthy aging initiatives should involve multiple sectors of a community and should implement evidence-based programs to reduce social isolation and risk factors for illness and injury among the older adult population.

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