Age Friendly Public Health

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An age friendly public health system, as defined by Trust for America's Health, is one that assures programs, policies, and interventions promote the health and well being of citizens as they age. Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has designate the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) an Advanced Age Friendly Public Health System (AFPHS), for its leadership and commitment to the health and well-being of the older adults. TFAH’s acknowledgement means TDH is making healthy aging a core public health issue in its health programs and services statewide. The AFPHS framework outlines roles public health is fulfilling in addressing challenges and opportunities for an aging population across multiple sectors, such as community and home-based services, workplaces, and in education and research. Click here to learn more about the AFPHS Recognition Program.  

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