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New York developed its statewide action plan through a coordinated effort spearheaded by New York's Department of State, State Office on Aging, and Department of Health, building off the New York State Prevention Agenda and the Health Across All Policies initiative. The age-friendly initiative has worked to incorporate a number of other state agencies who have all added their own expertise and programs to the comprehensive effort. Those additional agencies include the New York State Energy, Research and Development Agency, the Deputy State Secretary for the Environment, the State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Department, the State Office of Mental Health, Office of General Services, Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Department of Environmental Conservation. The plan centers on the idea that state government, through its leadership and by setting an example through action, can create a coordinated, integrated process fro
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesPrioritize health for older adults in statewide funding and long-term planning by allocating additional funding to the states Long-term Care Council and requiring that state agencies must consider the impact on healthy aging of all policy and procurement efforts.
TransportationFocus on transportation access for older adults in all parts of the state through smart growth planning grants, which are issued to communities on a variety of smart growth themes, particularly transit-oriented development and promoting the creation and implementation of complete streets policies.
HousingPreserve and construct affordable housing units for older adults and their caregivers and immediate families across the state, focusing on both urban centers like Brooklyn, and more rural villages and towns.