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251759 CDC Healthy Aging Program
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Healthy Aging Program serves as the focal point for older adult health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program is located in the Division of Adult and Community Health at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC). The Healthy Aging Program establishes programs and provides a comprehensive approach to helping older adults live longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives. Through cooperative agreements and contracts, the Healthy Aging Program supports projects for health promotion, preventive services, mental health, caregiving, decision making, emergency preparedness, and chronic disease management. The CDC Healthy Aging roundtable will discuss the resources developed by the program for public health and aging services professionals including our interactive, web-based tools that provide data for action. We will also describe the work and collaborative opportunities to work with the CDC funded Healthy Aging Research Network. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN), in operation since 2001, works to develop and implement a national research and dissemination agenda related to the public health aspects of healthy aging, with a particular focus on communities and populations that bear a disproportionate burden of illness and disease. The Member Center universities are a subset of CDC's Prevention Research Centers located in Schools of Public Health throughout the United States. Strong partnerships with community-based groups are fundamental to HAN's success.
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the director of the program .
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.