273359 Public health, multisectoral collaborations, and the future of elder abuse prevention

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Stephanie Whittier Eliason, MSW , Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, Washington, DC
Successful prevention requires the expertise and capital of stakeholders from the many diverse sectors. This is fact is particularly true with regard to work to address Elder Abuse, it's etiologic, methodological, and programmatic/ service-related complexities, and it's perplexing behavioral, psychosocial, and political dynamics. Stakeholder collaborations and coalitions have been overwhelmingly embraced as viable, comprehensive means for developing, launching, and sustaining elder abuse prevention initiatives that could not be initiated by a single sector. This presentation describes the diverse sectors considered stakeholders in Elder Abuse prevention, provides examples of projects developed within multi-sectoral collaboratives, and describes how public health insights, frameworks, concepts, and products have been and are being used to inform work in other sectors (such as those operating within the Aging Services Network). It includes discussion of the benefits of multi-sectoral collaborations for populations and communities that may benefit from primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention activities and services, for the sectors participating in coalition mediated exchanges, and for the field of elder abuse as a whole.

Learning Objectives:
Identify other sectors and systems considered stakeholders in Elder Abuse Prevention Describe how public health’s approach to Elder Abuse prevention differs from, complements, and intersects with approaches employed by other stakeholders Discuss the benefits that may emanate from collaborations across disciplines and sectors playing different roles in addressing Elder Abuse.

Keywords: Violence, Elderly

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a civil servant who specializes in topics on elder abuse and neglect. I am currently the Elder Rights Team Lead in the Office of Elder Rights, of the Administration on Aging.
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.