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Colin Milner appointed to the WHO Global Network on Long-Term Care

Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and founder of the active-aging industry in North America

(VANCOUVER, BC) September 8, 2020. Colin Milner, a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult, has accepted an invitation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to join its Global Network on Long-Term Care (GNLTC). The network will advise WHO on ways to create equitable and sustainable long-term care models for older people, with a focus on optimizing functional ability and achieving healthy aging.

The position adds to Milner’s existing role as a member of the WHO Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) team.

“I am honored to join GNLTC and help move its agenda and workstreams forward,” Milner said. “As WHO notes, building sustainable and equitable long-term care systems is fundamental to achieving healthy aging globally. The network’s goals intersect and mesh with those of ICAA: service provision using a person-centered approach, emphasizing wellness, function and quality of life to maximize outcomes for all older adults.”.

Among much else, the GNLTC will help define key principles to be included in long-term care provision; develop technical guidance and training materials; and review and categorize practical assessment tools for domains of functional ability.

Milner, who has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of "the most innovative and influential minds" in the world on aging-related topics, will leverage his experience and expertise as a leader and award-winning writer to support and help accelerate adoption of the GNLTC’s initiatives.

About WHO’s Global Network on Long-Term Care (GNLTC)

GNLTC is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional network of experts that provides strategic and technical advice to WHO in developing norms and guidelines necessary for the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health in the area of long-term care.

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
ICAA is a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry and supports professionals who aspire to develop wellness cultures for adults over 50. This support includes creating wellness environments, programs and services. The association is focused on active aging—an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness—and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies.

For more information or questions:
Contact: Colin Milner, CEO, ICAA
Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America)
Telephone: 604-734-4466; cell: 604-763-4595


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