Leveraging Social Determinants

The Impact of Age-Friendly Change in Alameda County

Our 6th annual conference on November 1, 2019 was a deep dive into the potential of Age-Friendly change to improve health and life outcomes for all of us in Alameda County.

Over 135 stakeholders came together to gain a common, practical vision of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Community initiative, and to explore how we can harness it to address some of our most vexing issues.  We discussed the impact of ageism on people and on the health of our communities. We learned how cities are advancing a livable community framework that will benefit all ages. And we explored our roles as change agents in government, in organizations, and as people who live in the community – producing concrete ideas for action that will inform our collective work to make Alameda County a great place to age.

Click here for a handout on the 8 Domains of Livability. Click here to learn more about Age-Friendly Communities in the U.S. Click here to learn more about the World Health Organization’s Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.

Our Program & Conference Materials


Panel I: Age-Friendly Transformation in Cities

Panel II: The Roles of County and State in Advancing Age-Friendly Change

  • Click here to watch the second panel. Click here for a PDF of the second panel’s presentation.
  • Marko Mijic, Deputy Secretary, California Health & Human Services Agency (Note: Mr. Mijic was unable to join us and his presentation was provided by Marty Lynch.)
  • Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, District 4
  • Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, District 3
  • Randy Morris, Assistant Agency Director, Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • Angela Ball, Director of Public Health Nursing, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Public Health Department
  • Ms. Ball was unable to join us and her presentation was provided by Michele Burke, Public Health Nurse Supervisor, Health Care Services Agency.
  • Moderator: Marty Lynch, CEO, LifeLong Medical Care

Discussion Café

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