5159.0 Public Health Policy and Aging

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The presentations of this session are related to various issues related to public health policy for the older adults, including: the relationship between older adults and their caregivers in a consumer directed model of care, determinants and magnitude of racial/ethnic disparities in adult overweight and obesity prevalence in Mississippi, A public health call to implement a preventive health record, underscreening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, as well as the state funding and health system factors associated with cancer mortality in older adult in the United States: 1999-2008.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain how consumer driven care contributes to independence and quality of life for low-income disabled older adults. 2. Understand the importance of socioeconomic differences in explaining racial/ethnic differential in overweight and obesity prevalence in Mississippi. 3. Demonstrate the interest older adults have in being prepared for a disaster/public health emergency. 4. Demonstrate the impact on missed opportunity for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. 5. Discuss potential policy and funding implications for states in light of the growing population of aging adults in the United States.

"Who's the Boss": The Relationship between Older Adults and their Caregivers in a Consumer Directed Model of Care
Anne Soon Choi, PhD, Kathryn Kietzman, PhD, MSW, Steven Wallace, PhD, Eva M. Durazo, MPH, Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MA, Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck, PhD, MPH and A.E. Ted Benjamin, PhD
From the Wise: A Public Health Call to Implement a Preventive Health Record
Cheryl Irmiter, PhD, LCSW, CADC, James James, MD, Larry Reynolds, PhD, Michelle Majewski, PsyD and Italo Subbarao, DO
Underscreening of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Matthew Mell, MD and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Socialist Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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