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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for coordinating international efforts to improve public health.
  • The mission of the WHO is to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. The organization works with governments, NGOs, and other partners around the world to address a wide range of health issues, including infectious diseases, chronic diseases, maternal and child health, mental health, and environmental health.
  • The WHO provides technical assistance and guidance to member countries on issues related to public health and helps to develop and implement policies and strategies to improve health outcomes. The organization also plays a critical role in monitoring and responding to global health emergencies, such as outbreaks of infectious diseases and natural disasters.
  • In addition, the WHO is committed to promoting health equity and addressing social determinants of health, such as poverty, education, and access to healthcare. The organization works to ensure that all people have access to the resources and services they need to achieve good health and well-being.

About ASA | American Society on Aging (

  • The American Society on Aging (ASA) is a nonprofit professional organization in the United States that focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of individuals working in the field of aging. The organization’s mission is to promote the well- being of older adults and improve their quality of life through education, advocacy, and professional development opportunities for its members.
  • The ASA was founded in 1954 and has since grown into a community of over 5,000 professionals in the aging field, including researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers. The organization offers a variety of programs and services, including conferences, webinars, publications, and advocacy initiatives.
  • The ASA is also dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of aging. The organization recognizes the importance of addressing the intersectionality of age with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other factors that impact the experiences of older adults.

The Global Alliance – For the Rights of Older People

  • The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) is a network of civil society organizations from around the world that advocates for the rights of older people. GAROP aims to promote and protect the rights of older people, raise awareness of the issues facing older people, and influence policy and legislative frameworks to ensure that they reflect the needs and concerns of older people.
  • GAROP works on a range of issues related to aging, including age discrimination, elder abuse, access to healthcare, social protection, and the right to live independently. The network is guided by the United Nations Principles for Older Persons and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and works to ensure that these frameworks are respected and upheld.
  • GAROP engages in advocacy and lobbying efforts at the national, regional, and international levels to raise awareness of the issues facing older people and push for policy changes that better reflect their needs and concerns.

Journal Prompts

  • What strategies can be implemented using resources available on The World Health Organization website to create an environment that promotes the health and inclusivity of older professionals in your organization?
  • The World Health Organization provides resources and support for organizations that are aligned with their belief that everyone should be able to achieve the highest possible level of health and well-being, regardless of their social or economic status. After reviewing resources for ageism, what is one thing that you can do to enable diverse voices and meaningful engagement among the older professionals on your team/within your organization?
  • How can you use the resources available on the ASA website to stay informed about developments in the field of aging, and to support older adult professionals?
  • How can the ASA website be used to learn more about successful ageing programs or initiatives and how can you replicate their success within your organization?
  • What are the guiding principles of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People? How can you incorporate these principles into your professional practice and what impact will it have in your relationships with the older professionals on your team?
  • The Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People is an organization that was founded based on the need to “strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally.” What opportunities does your organization provide to engage older adult professionals in decision making for the betterment of the institution?
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