Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is prioritizing the role of public health to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s growing older adult population. We are committed to sharing great examples and models of public health collaborations with the aging sector and have developed case studies to highlight these efforts.
Cultivating Collaborations – A Case Study of the Successful Partnership Between Public Health and the Aging Sector in Los Angeles
The creation of the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging (LAACHA) is an example of how the public health and aging sectors can collaborate to identify needs and challenges, coordinate supports and services, and leverage funding and other resources to best serve the health and social needs of LA’s older adults. This case study explores the creation of LAACHA and examines the roles it plays in improving older adult health in Los Angeles. Read more.
Adding Years to Life and Life to Years – A Case Study of Public Health’s Contribution to Healthy Aging in Oregon
Oregon has taken a unique and cost-effective approach to addressing the health needs and opportunities of its older adult population by co-locating the State Unit on Aging’s Long-Term Care Program Analyst within the Public Health Division offices. This case study describes this innovative co-location that creates efficiencies, eliminates silos, and enhances coordination and collaboration between the two Oregon state agencies that provide health supports to older Oregonians. Read more.