International Health and Aging and Healthcare Policy
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of this session is to compare and contrast the various approaches taken around the world in meeting the needs of older people. The perspectives of U.S., Japan, China, South Korean, India, and Republic of Ireland are presented. The influence of the social epidemiology, family caregiving, and life style will also be emphasized.
Session Objectives: 1. To evaluate how perceived mental/physical/social health and socioeconomic characteristics are associated with health disparities and health justice in aging in two economically advanced nations. 2. To identify potential protective and risk factors for functional independence of community dwelling older people in China and South Korea, and to understand the role that culture socioeconomic political context play in older people's functional independence. 3. To investigate the trajectory of various dimensions of health well-being among the Chinese elderly in their late years. 4. To examine the impact of family caregiving on caregivers' health and financial well-being associated with treatment costs and lost employment. 5. To assess the prevalence of and risk factors for type 2 diabetes among men and women aged 50 years and older.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)