Healthy Aging Communication Network (HACN)
May is Older Americans Month when we acknowledge the role of older Americans in our society. Check out the Governor’s Proclamation.
The Healthy Aging Communication Network (HACN) is an A-HA initiative to build community partnerships to encourage communication on vital information, educational and evidence-based programs as resources with key partners, health professionals, the public and policy-makers. A-HA collaboration links programs that support healthy living and promotes functional health among older adults. The A-HA strategic network has three major focus areas:
A-HA collaborates with various aging networks including: state and local health departments, the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Aging and Adult Services (State’s Unit on Aging), the local Area Agencies on Aging, academia, and various health-related agencies including private partnerships to address issues related to the healthy aging of Arizonans.
Regularly scheduled meetings are held with partners as well as impromptu meetings called to address particular healthy living initiatives.