Age-Friendly Mississippi

MPHA, in partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and AARP-MS, is engaged in initiatives across the state to support Mississippi becoming an age-friendly state. According to the MSDH, Mississippi’s older adult population is growing, and special health considerations come with this increase. Age-friendly services and age-friendly public systems are needed for the best health, dignity, and social connections of Mississippians as they grow older. MSDH has been recognized as an Age-Friendly Public Health System (AFPHS) by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Healthy aging is influenced by more than our genetics or access to health care. Non-medical factors influence the health of everyone, and they affect older adults even more. The conditions in which people grow, work, live and age shape their daily life. As a result, where we live and how influences our health as much as care, services, or personal characteristics.

With MSDH serving as the backbone organization, Mississippi has a number of partners who support the work of healthy aging in the state. This section of our website provides information about the national, state, and local activities that come together in support of an Age-Friendly Mississippi. We hope that you will find a place to plug in and join the work!


The Latest Age-Friendly News and Events

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Mississippi's 2nd Annual Healthy Aging Summit
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Mississippi’s Second Annual Healthy Aging Summit May 2, 2024

The JPHDS Releases Final Call for Submissions on Healthy Aging Issue


State-level information

AFPHS Work Plan

Mississippi State Department of Health Achieves Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Recognition

Age-Friendly Public Health: The Podcast

MSU joins Age-Friendly University Global Network

Member List – AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

Q&A with Dr. Kina White

Healthy Aging Infographic and Data Profiles

MDHS Family Caregiver Program

Mississippi Access to Care Network


National level information

Age-Friendly Ecosystem

National Rural Age-Friendly Resources

AARP Livability Index

TFAH States in Detail Map on Critical Health Indicators

National Center to Reframe Aging

Healthy People 2030

National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Healthy Aging Champions

This section is being developed. Please check back soon.

For more information on any of these topics, please contact:
Kina White,
Melinda Bertucci,
Kaye Bender,

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