Healthy Aging Communication Network
The U.S. department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new literacy tool for people who serve older adults. The Quick Guide to Health Literacy and Older Adults is designed to provide useful strategies and suggestions to help bridge the communication gap between' professionals and older adults.
HHS has also published its strategic plan for fiscal years 2007-2012. The plan provides an overview of HHS' priorities, activities and highlights the role the Administration on Aging plays within the department.
Bringing the Arizona Aging and Public Health Networks Together: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults was held on September 29th and featured key note speaker Mary Altpeter PhD from the University of North Carolina's Institute on Aging.
- Mary Altpeter's presentation: What is Evidence-Based Health Promotion
- Ramona Rusinak PhD presentation: Case for Health Promotion Within an Older Population
State Of Aging and Health in America 2007 By the CDC is a follow-up report to the 2004 version, a valuable report for public health and aging professionals. This report contains data on 15 key health indicators for older adults and provides a state by state report card. The state data is easily accessed using the interactive map site. Click here for quick access to the Report Card for Arizona.
For other valuable information, visit the following links to find more health resources for older adults.Physical Activity
Physical Activity (PA) is one of the major focus areas of the Healthy Aging Communication Network (HACN). For information about the HACN and PA visit the HACN Physical Activity Page. Go to the Physical Activity Resource Page to access reports, data-driven documents, and tools related to PA and older adults.Falls Prevention
Falls Prevention, is another major focus area of the Healthy Aging Communication Network (HACN). Visit the HACN Falls Prevention Page for more information. Visit the Falls Prevention Resource Page to access reports, data-driven documents, and tools related to Falls Prevention and older adults.
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CDPM) is a third, major focus area of the Healthy Aging Communication Network (HACN). Visit the HACN CDPM Page for further information. Visit the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Resource Page to access reports, data-driven documents, and tools related to CDPM and older adults.
Health Promotion and Aging
- Arizona Alzheimer's Association
- Benefits Check Up, A service of the National Council on the Aging
- International Council on Active Aging
- National Council on the Aging