Next Avenue has published an article, "How Public Health Programs Can Become Age-Friendly."

The article starts with a quote, "Years ago, when Terry Fulmer was a nurse working in a hospital, she often had the same thought as she discharged an elderly patient: “I wished I could call a public health representative and say ‘I’m sending this person home – they will not do well. Can you help me?’”

Now Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, which has partnered with the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) to produce the Age-Friendly Public Health Report.

The article talks about some key ways identified in the report in which public health programs could better serve older adults.
 

To read the article, click here.
To go to TFAH's website, click here.
To download the Age-Friendly Public Health Report, click here.