HHS Delivers Strategic Framework for National Plan on Aging

HHS Delivers Strategic Framework for National Plan on Aging

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Administration for Community Living, released a report that lays the groundwork for a coordinated effort to create a national set of recommendations for advancing healthy aging and age-friendly communities.

Why it matters: The national plan on aging will advance best practices for service delivery, support development and strengthening of partnerships within and across sectors, identify solutions for removing barriers to health and independence for older adults, and more.

What they’re saying: “This report represents a first-of-its-kind and much-needed primer for local, state and federal leaders in the United States, outlining exactly what it will take to support the nation’s growing population of older adults,” said Rear Adm. Paul Reed, M.D., HHS deputy assistant secretary for health.

  • Several states have, or are in the process of, adopting Master Plans for Aging. They identify the entirety of state, county, local and federal policies and programs that affect aging residents.

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.