Center for Healthy Aging Sessions Focus on Evidence-Based Programming and Collaboration
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is dedicated to improving the health of millions of older adults and will present a series of sessions on this topic at this year's Aging in America conference.
NCOA will be one of the featured affiliate organizations at the 2011 conference, April 26-30, in San Francisco. Aging in America is the nation's largest gathering of professionals from the fields of aging, health care, economic security, and senior education. Full details on the conference can be found at www.NCOA.org/AginginAmerica2011.
In addition to the many sessions throughout the conference on evidence-based programming, NCOA's all day session on healthy aging–entitled Achieving Greater Impact from Evidence-based Programming and Health Reform–will take place Thursday, April 28 at the Parc 55 hotel. Sponsored by NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging, the program is targeted to professionals who work with evidence-based programs and help shape strategies to reach an even greater number of older adults.
NCOA experts and partners will explore four areas:
- Infrastructure, integration, and sustainability of multiple programs
- Coalitions, campaigns, and collaborations
- Evaluation and research translation
- State and national advocacy
"Over 90% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and over 70% have two," said Dr. Nancy Whitelaw, senior vice president of healthy aging at NCOA. "Our session is designed to identify innovative ways to spread proven programs that will help older adults to live healthier lives."
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.NCOA.org |www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging
SOURCE National Council on Aging