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Healthy Aging Council

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Who We Are

The Healthy Aging Council is comprised of healthy aging designees from each state/territorial public health department and other interested public health program staff. Aging services network partners are also invited to participate. Each state's healthy aging designee is the voting member.

What We Do

The Healthy Aging Council facilitates public health action on healthy aging by:

  • Increasing the capacity of state and territorial health departments to effectively address healthy aging
  • Linking state/territorial healthy aging contacts and partners in a national forum for the promotion of healthy aging and providing leadership to catalyze action.
  • Promoting the exchange of ideas, strategies, and materials for  enhancing programs and policies for healthy aging.

Who Should Join?

State and territorial health department staff who work in healthy aging, healthy aging state contacts, aging services network partners and others in public health with an interest in healthy aging.

How Do I Join?

Contact Carol McPhillips Tangum, MPH, NACDD Consultant

May is Older Americans Month

As part of Older Americans Month, CDC’s Healthy Aging Program Healthy Aging Program, Aging and Health Work Group and the AI/AN/NH Workgroup present:
Advanced Care Planning and Emergency Preparedness among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

The presentation provides an examination of critical areas important to American Indian and Alaska Native elders. The first segment of this presentation focuses on successful programs that provide advanced care planning and palliative care in Indian Country, despite the persistent myths that planning in this population is an insurmountable barrier. The second segment focuses on the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and its relevance to emergency preparedness planning for Native elders.