Online Program

Translating Aging Research into Practice

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Successful translation of research into practice is critical in turning evidence into better population health outcomes. These presenters will address a wide range of topics such as: translation of evidence-based interventions for chronic diseases such as arthitis and diabetes, and to promote physical activity, the practice implications of ageism, a peer intervention for Veterans, the role of governance in translating knowledge to action, and strategies to enhance the reach of community-based programs.
Session Objectives: Formulate ideas for effectively expanding interventions that target individuals to include their spouses/partners as means to increase individual self-efficacy for osteoarthritis management and physical activity. List barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based, peer-led group exercise programs for Veterans. Discuss the benefits of a university-community-government partnership model to promote healthy aging. Identify the highest-quality, most trustworthy and reliable information about healthy aging. Explain the rationale for using a specific criteria-based educational intervention to improve practitioner's knowledge and confidence to identify potentially inappropriate medications with older adults. Explain how ageism may increase risk for chronic disease via physiological stress mechanisms. Compare and contrast benefits vs disadvantages of combining delivery of evidence-based programs. Discuss the perspectives of health promotion program coordinators regarding the characteristics of sites that work well and sites that do not work well for the implementation of physical activity programs. Discuss the value of institutional arrangements and political commitment in translating aging research into policy and practice. List facilitating factors/obstacles in the adaptation of a behavioral intervention among Hispanic older adults with diabetes.

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Empirically-derived “lessons learned” from a peer-led group exercise intervention for aging U.S. Veterans   
Leslie Patterson, PhD, Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA, Kristyn Ertl, BA, LaTamba Harris and Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH
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Implementing EnhanceFitness: The importance of site characteristics   
Chelsie Anderson, MA, Anamika Batra, BDS, MPH, Ph.D. and Richard C. Palmer, DrPH
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Knowledge-to-Action pathway on aging in the Arab world: The critical role of governance   
Abla Mehio Sibai, PhD, Anthony Rizk, Nabil Kronfol and Souha Fares

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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