Balancing Mission and Momentum

February 23, 2022


  • Suzanne Kunkel

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are entering a new phase marked by a heightened focus on social determinants of health. With a mission, a history, and a legislative mandate to serve as the local hub for a coordinated system of health- and independence-enhancing services, AAAs are well-positioned to address needs related to the social determinants of health. Contracting with healthcare partners to meet these needs is an opportunity to expand their role in the communities, protect their mission, and communicate and reinforce their unique areas of expertise.


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  • Aging Network
  • Home and Community Based Services