Online Program

Building Collaboration to Advance Healthy Aging through a National Prevention Strategy Framework to Improve Health Statewide

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT

A true life course approach to improving population health must include strategies to support healthy aging for the diverse cohorts of adults aged 65 and older, and maintaining a focus on chronic disease and injury prevention, and capitalizing on opportunities afforded by the ACA. This presentation outlines work supporting these goals through the 2014-15 ASTHO Healthy Aging President’s Challenge.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies and tactics that state leaders are using to make their state the healthiest in the country and how they are tracking progress. Discuss states’ efforts building public and private sector collaboration to advance healthy aging. Describe policy and systems changes, undertaken for community and clinical linkages, dementia surveillance, addressing caregiver needs and building age-friendly communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an internist who has cared for older adults, a public health practitioner who oversees chronic disease, injury prevention and health systems initiatives, and I lead a national initiative promoting healthy aging, based on the National Prevention Strategy Framework.
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.