273101 Healthy Aging - Introduction

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Lynda Anderson, PhD , National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Given the stark reality of the demographic and epidemiological transitions, this introductory session will briefly examine several important questions that will frame the subsequent presentations. How do demographic and epidemiological transitions challenge our current views and roles? What models can be used to help us frame and track efforts to support healthy aging? This session will begin to frame our examination of how we need to prepare to collectively address an aging population and implement a vision of positive change.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Define healthy aging; Describe key models and roles for public health and aging

Keywords: Aging, Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Lynda Anderson, PhD is the Director of the Healthy Aging Programat CDC and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. The Healthy Aging Program serves as the focal point for older adult health at CDC. She also led the creation of CDCís Healthy Brain Initiative. Dr. Anderson is responsible for leading innovative projects to facilitate the translation of research to practice to improve the lives of older adults.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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.