Online Program

Session Abstract for #336039: Campaigns and Model Programs for Public Health

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pamela Teaster, PhD, Center for Gerontology (0555), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Campaigns and Model Programs on Elder Mistreatment highlights and examines effective approaches at national, state, and local levels that are attempting to address the problem of elder mistreatment.  Topics will include past, present, and ongoing efforts by the Administration on Aging, Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Justice.  State initiatives will include task forces and state committees and panels. Exceptionally promising local level initiatives will also be highlighted, along with directions that these initiatives should be taking in future years.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify why the topic of elder mistreatment is an important public health concern.

Keyword(s): Aging, Social Justice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a professor studying elder mistreatment for 15 years and have over 100 book chapters, books, reports, and peer-reviewed publications.
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.