Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy communities. Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports policy and/or systems-level change leading to age-friendly communities.
Advocacy includes purposeful and intentional activities to educate and inform decision-makers as well as activities that involve older people as essential stakeholders in policy and systems change. Organizing efforts should recognize older people as important assets to community and ensure their voices are elevated and heard. Organizing work should promote policies leading to age-friendly communities.
- Impact healthy aging
- Be inclusive (i.e. engage older people)
- Increase equity, especially for communities of color
- Be collaborative
Looking to apply for a Policy & Advocacy Grant? Learn more about how to apply.