Alliance for Healthy Aging
Rooted in nearly two years of work to engage stakeholders from many disciplines and from across the state, the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (NH AHA) will advance a shared agenda in support of its vision to create communities in New Hampshire that advance culture, policies and services which support older adults and their families, providing a wide range of choices that advance health, independence and dignity.
This vision will be accomplished through a collective approach that:
1) Changes the conversation about aging across all sectors of the community
2) Changes public policy to promote a strong, stable infrastructure for aging and
3) Changes practice across public and private sectors to improve care and support for older adults, their families and their communities.
Priority area strategic have formed across the following 8 priority areas:
- Developing an advocacy infrastructure;
- convening a cross-disciplinary policy group to better coordinate care and services for older adults;
- care coordination;
- improving the workforce availability for quality healthcare and social services;
- enhancing support for family caregivers;
- increasing transportation options;
- advancing zoning changes to promote affordable and accessible housing options; and
- ensuring access to information on resources and services is available for older adults and their families.
Collaborating to Create Elder Friendly Communities in New Hampshire:
A Scan of the Current Landscape
The Endowment for Health launched a collective impact approach to advance healthy aging in New Hampshire focusing on the development of age friendly communities. To help inform the launch of the collective impact process, CACL conducted a research-based environmental scan that encompassed six areas of elder health that were identified by the Elder Health Advisory Committee. The six domains include: Living Arrangements, Family Caregivers, Social and Civic Engagement, Physical and Mental Well-being, Advocacy, and Fundamental Needs. Each domain area included background information and the importance of the domain to elder health; existing programs and resources in New Hampshire; best practices nationally; policy, programmatic, and research implications; and recommendations to transform the current system. Click here to download and read the scan.
Strategic Priority Areas
For a current summary of the work of the 8 strategic priority areas, click here.
The Caregiving workgroup has drafted a NH specific caregiver self-identification tool modeled after the successful National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “Its About How You LIVE: At Work” Campaign. To view the tool, click here.
NH Alliance for Healthy Aging Quarterly Meetings
2017 Quarterly Alliance Meeting Schedule
June 15, 2017
September 13, 2017
December 14, 2017
All meetings are from 9 am to 12:30 pm (lunch included) at NH Audubon, Concord
Past Quarterly Meetings
April 17, 2017 Meeting Materials
December 15, 2016 Meeting Materials
September 14, 2016 Meeting Materials
June 16, 2016 Meeting Materials
March 16, 2016 Meeting Materials
December 10, 2015 Meeting Materials
- Elder Health Coalition - General Slides
- Tufts Health Plan Foundation Slides
- Measurement Framework Slides
- Workgroup Planning Process Update Slides
September 24, 2015 Meeting Materials
- Collective Impact and Action Planning Slides
- Economics of Aging Slides
- Collaborating to Create Elder Friendly Communities in New Hampshire: A Scan of the Current Landscape
June 25, 2015 Meeting Materials
March 13, 2015 Meeting Materials
Stay Connected to the Alliance for Healthy Aging
For more information or to be added to the Alliance mailing list, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org