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Healthy Aging Framework Primer

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What Is the Healthy Aging Framework?

The Healthy Aging Framework (HAF) is essentially a way to organize, assess, and communicate the work of diverse organizations so that we might better understand the collective impact we have – or could have – on healthy aging in Alberta.

It is essentially a Framework: it is a way of organizing information so that systems, ideas, and actions can be communicated and understood. At its core, it is a shared language or structure that can be used by a wide variety of organizations, so that we can all understand each other and see how we fit together.

If senior serving organizations are all using the same framework to help think about and communicate our work, then we can identify service gaps, minimize duplication, unearth opportunities for organic collaboration, and help make it easier for seniors to access the services they need, where and when they need them.

It is a tool that can be used for strategic planning, priority setting, and evaluation within organizations, and for coordination and assessment across the sector. It is a tool that can help us explain the deep value of community based, senior-serving organizations to stakeholders in other sectors (like Housing and Health), funders, and decision-makers in all three levels of government.

The primer document attached below provides more background to the HAF and describes how to use it.

  • By

    Healthy Aging Alberta

  • Published

    Oct 30, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Organizational Development
    • Non-profit / Charitable sector
  • Audience
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
  • Category
    • Organizational development
    • CBSS Supports & Services


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