New York’s age-friendly policies initiative wins award; Attend our upcoming age-friendly panel
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced recently that the National Network of Public Health Institutes has recognized New York’s Health Across All Policies/Age-Friendly NY Initiative with its 2019 Public Health Innovation Award. This award is given to an organization that “has taken a risk or developed an out-of-the-box solution resulting in new approaches, scalable ideas and ways of working together.”
“New York State leads the nation in implementing positive healthy aging policies, and this award recognizes our bold commitment to public health and older New Yorkers,” Gov. Cuomo said. “By creating livable communities for all ages, we are addressing health needs while promoting economic prosperity and social equity.”
HANYS will host a panel discussion, New Developments and Strategies for Being Age-friendly, on Thursday, June 20, at our 2019 Annual Membership Conference. This session will review what goes into making a health system age-friendly to people who are aging. Panel speakers will include Mark L. Kissinger, special advisor to the commissioner of health, New York State Department of Health Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management, Greg Olsen, acting director, New York State Office for the Aging, and Amy Rottger, RN, BS, senior staff assistant, TCU director, Upstate University Hospital.