Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Mobilizing Networks to Mitigate Health Disparities Among Older Residents in Massachusetts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.
Network of people

Partnerships and Collaboration

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) oversees programs and services for older adults through the aging service network, and worked closely with the COVID-19 command center during the COVID-19 pandemic. EOEA worked with senior affordable housing providers and advocated for vaccines for older adult populations. They also used their network to disseminate COVID-19 information to older adults, caregivers, and those working directly with older adults.

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Outcomes of Interest

Partnership Building

Priority Population(s)

Adults Aged 65 and Older

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