Elder Mistreatment and the Public's Health
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Symposium, Elder Mistreatment and the Public’s Health 1) frames elder mistreatment as a public health problem stressing that primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of the problem is well within the scope of work performed by public health professionals; 2) address major public policy/public health initiatives as they relate to elder mistreatment (e.g., Healthy People 2020, 2015 White House Conference on Aging, Elder Justice Act, Affordable Care Act, ADA); 3) frames elder mistreatment as a global and human rights issue.
Session Objectives: Discuss why the issue of elder mistreatment should be recognized as a public health problem.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)