Online Program

Environment, Healthy Communities, and Aging

Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The papers in this session will address a variety of topics related to the importance of environmental and community-level factors to the health of older adults.
Session Objectives: Compare how seniors’ recovery differs from that of younger adults post-Hurricane Sandy. Explain the STEPS model for community-driven transportation and land-use policy advocacy. Describe lessons learned for simultaneously advancing a multi-level (local and citywide) community-based policy advocacy approach. Describe environmental, social, and health correlates of activity patterns among older adults. Describe the process of developing an evaluation that meets the evolving needs of a local Aging in Place initiative.

Housing and Health Among Seniors Exposed to Hurricane Sandy   
Alexis Merdjanoff, PhD, David Abramson, PhD MPH and Rachael Piltch-Loeb, MSPH
Environmental predictors of walking among older adults   
Marcia Ory, PhD, MPH, Samuel Towne, PhD, MPH, CPH, Jaewoong Won, MS, Chanam Lee, PhD, MLA and Samuel N. Forjuoh, DrPH, MD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Veterinary Public Health, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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