Walton County, Florida Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Walton County
Action Plan Download
Walton developed its action plan as a companion to its County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which was developed in collaboration with local hospitals and healthcare organizations, local government, community-based organizations, social service organizations, and schools. The plan highlights four primary areas of work--healthy homes, healthy places, healthy people, and healthy behaviors. Walton's work acknowledges that good health depends on homes that are safe and free from physical hazards and that the built environment is critical to older adults' physical activity. Walton also notes that specific population characteristics, including age, sex, geography, race, ethnicity and income can experience negative health outcomes, and that behavior health is essential to the health and well-being of older adults.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingCreate more affordable housing by assisting local governments with planning and development of affordable housing policy and systems changes and promoting affordable housing development among home builders and real estate developers.
Outdoor SpacesEnhance the built environment by identifying practical improvements, new interventions, and health promotion enhancements, and engaging new partners to promote healthy places to live, learn, work, and play.
Health and Community ServicesEstablish and coordinate injury prevention campaigns to reduce disparities in at-risk populations and enhance community partnerships to identify, prevent, and reduce the spread of diseases and disparities in at-risk populations.