The State of Mental
Health and Aging in America Issue Brief #1: What Do the Data Tell Us?
This brief describes 6 key measures related to the mental health of
Healthy Caregivers-- A Public Health Approach to Translating Research into
Practice: The RE-AIM Framework (PDF–7.2Mb)
This publication, released in 2008, presents key questions and methods to
help program developers, planners and evaluators use the framework in their
work on caregiving. It offers case examples in which the RE-AIM framework is
applied to a caregiver intervention program and a policy intervention; and
suggests additional resources for those interested in pursuing the use of
RE-AIM for caregiver support programs and policies.
Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive
CDC, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association and many other
partners, released The Road Map in June 2007. This landmark document is both
a call to action and a guide for a coordinated approach to moving cognitive
health into the national public health arena.
The State of Aging and Health
in America 2007 Report (PDF–4.5Mb)
This report assesses the health status and health behaviors of U.S. adults
aged 65 and older, and makes recommendations to improve the mental and
physical health of all Americans in their later years. It features 15 key
indicators of older adult health, Calls to Action, state examples, and other
useful resources for public health and aging services network professionals.
To view an interactive version of this report, please visit:
At A Glance – Healthy
Aging: Preventing Disease and Improving Quality of Life Among Older
This annual CDC report provides concise, lay-oriented information on
the health and economic impact of an aging society, and CDC strategies to
improve the health and quality of life for older Americans.
Chronic Disease Notes and Reports:
Healthy Aging (PDF–345Kb)
This publication of CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion focuses on chronic diseases, the leading
causes of illness and death among older adults, and highlights the role of
public health in an aging society.
Measuring Healthy Days:
Population Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)
(PDF – 795Kb)
This technical report, released in late 2000, describes the
origins, validity, and use of a set of survey measures developed by CDC
and its partners for tracking the health status of the population and
health-related quality of life in states and communities.
Mortality Weekly Report
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is
prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data
in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by
state health departments.
Mortality Weekly Report: Special Series on Public Health and Aging
The MMWR has begun a special series on Public Health and Aging, to appear
monthly, that will highlight important health topics associated with older
populations and the implications for public health. Reports will examine
data about older adult health; discuss the influence of aging on current
public health program priorities, program delivery, relevance, and reach;
and explore potential strategies for future directions in public health as
the population ages. Monthly reports in MMWR (a weekly publication) will present science-based
information on key public health and aging topics. An accompanying MMWR
Recommendations and Reports series will discuss public health policy
implications of the aging population.
in Aging — United States and Worldwide (January 2003)
Health and Aging: Atrial Fibrillation as a Contributing Cause of Death
and Medicare Hospitalization — United States, 1999 (February
Cancer Test Use Among Persons Aged greater than or equal to 50 Years
— United States, 2001 (March 2003)
Health and Aging: Nonfatal Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Among
Older Adults — California, 1996–1999 (April 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Projected Prevalence of Self-Reported Arthritis
or Chronic Joint Symptoms Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United
States, 2005 — 2030 (May 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Hospitalizations for Stroke Among Adults Aged
≥65 Years — United States, 2000 (June 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Nonfatal Physical Assault–Related Injuries
Among Persons Aged ≥60 Years Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments
— United States, 2001 (August 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Adults
Aged ≥50 Years and Pneumococcal Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged
≥65 Years — United States, 2002 (October 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Nonfatal Injuries Among Older Adults Treated in
Hospital Emergency Departments — United States, 2001 (October 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Health-Related Quality of Life Among Low-Income Persons
Aged 45 - 64 Years — United States, 1995 - 2001 (November 2003)
Public Health and Aging: Retention of Natural Teeth Among Older Adults
— United States, 2002 (December 2003)
The National Arthritis Action
Plan: A Public Health Strategy (PDF–1,248Kb)*
Developed under the leadership of CDC, the Arthritis
Foundation, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials,
this plan outlines a national coordinated effort for reducing the
occurrence of arthritis and its accompanying disability.
of Women's Health All the Stages of Our Lives: Highlights of the
CDC/ATSDR's* Approach to Women's Health
This booklet highlights CDC's and ATSDR's approach to women's health
issues. It discusses the key issues that affect women at each stage of
life, from puberty through the end of life, and briefly describes CDC/ATSDR's
work to address these issues. As you will see, much of the work focuses on
preventing disease, injury, and disability. The Office of Women's Health (OWH)
main message is that—working together, over time— many of the
diseases, injuries, and disabilities experienced by women can be
* Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The State of Aging and Health in America
This report assesses the health status and health behaviors of U.S.
adults aged 65 and older, and makes recommendations to improve the mental
and physical health of all Americans in their later years. The report
- National- and state-based report cards that examine 15 key
indicators of older adult health and compare them to targets set in
- Calls to Action linked to the 15 key indicators, which suggest
interventions that could improve the health and quality of life of older
- A spotlight on physical activity, which highlights the importance of
this health behavior for older adults, provides helpful resources, and
includes examples of programs that work to increase physical activity
among older adults.
- A spotlight section on the nation's health-care workforce, which
discusses the lack of health-care providers trained in geriatrics and
the impact it will have on our aging society and suggests actions to
address these issues.
- State examples that highlight how states are engaging in innovative
efforts to improve the health and quality of life of older Americans.
for Selected Public Health Indicators Affecting Older Adults — United States
This publication of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
highlights important health issues for older adults and provides detailed
charts and graphs related to older adult health in the United States.
Articles by Date
Articles from Healthy Aging Program Authors – view
bibliographies by year
or more documents on this Web page is available in Portable Document
Format (PDF). You will need Acrobat
Reader (a free application) to view and print these documents.
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last reviewed: November 5, 2008
Page last modified: November 24, 2008
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