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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Health Education for the Aging Consumer
4337.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Health Education for the Aging Consumer
Public health and health care systems increasingly must respond to the specific needs of older adults, and health education and health promotion strategies must be adapted for this population. The speakers in this session will describe particular needs of older adults that present challenges to health educators and describe interventions designed to meet these needs. In addition, speakers will discuss specific health issues, such as vaccination and brain health, that are of particular concern for the aging population.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the impact of the growing older adult population on health communication activities;
  2. Explain the key elements used in the creation of a health education strategy for older adults; and
  3. Identify specific health education interventions designed to address the needs of aging and older adults.
Moderator(s):Laura A. Linnan, ScD, CHES
4:30 PMPreparing for growth in the older adult healthcare market  [ Recorded presentation ]
Amy Gonzalez, MS, Cassandra Harris, MS, CHES
4:48 PMMaintain Your Brain TM : A Message of Prevention and Empowerment for Baby Boomers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Shelley Bluethmann, MA
5:06 PMDeveloping a health education tool for older adults  [ Recorded presentation ]
Noelle M. Downing, MA, Sue E. Levkoff, ScD, SM, MS
5:24 PMCommunity voices: Perspectives of older Latinos on physical activity health promotion  [ Recorded presentation ]
Estelle Schneider, MS PT
5:42 PMWhy not vaccinate? Differences in attitudes and beliefs between elderly vaccinees, probable vaccinees, and adamant refusers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Megan C. Lindley, MPH, Pascale M. Wortley, MD, MPH, Carla A. Winston, PhD, MA, Barbara H. Bardenheier, MPH, MA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:Chiropractic Health Care; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA