Online Program

Session Abstract for #336039: Framing Elder Abuse as a Public Health Problem

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jeffrey E. Hall, PhD, MSPH, CPH, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This presentation places elder abuse within the scope of work performed by public health professionals.  This is achieved by 1) framing elder abuse as a public health problem, 2) connecting elder abuse prevention to the accepted mission of public health as a service enterprise, and 3) describing public health’s past, present, and potential roles in elder abuse prevention. The presentation describes how each subsequent symposium presentation helps characterize public health’s unique and shared niches in the elder abuse prevention field.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe how elder mistreatment is a public health problem.

Keyword(s): Aging, Social Justice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Hall has presented and conducted research on elder mistreatment and public health. He has written book chapters on the topic as well as made numerous presentations on the topic.
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.