12/11 - Using Law and Policy as Tools to Support Healthy Aging in Healthy Communities

Updated: Jan 2


Join Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about using laws and policies as tools to create communities that are supportive and connected environments for older adults. Presenters will discuss policies and services that can help older adults thrive in their homes and communities, including strategies to support and encourage healthy homes and aging in place. Panelists will also talk about how disability laws and protections, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (which applies to a large percentage of older adults), can support older adults’ participation in community life. Community examples will demonstrate innovative efforts that help older adults live independently as well as create healthy living environments for all.

About the Law and Health Policy Project

The goal of the Healthy People Law and Health Policy project is to highlight how evidence-based legal and policy interventions and strategies can facilitate progress toward Healthy People objectives by improving community health and well-being. In addition to reports and webinars, the project includes “Bright Spots,” or success stories, that highlight successful policy interventions that have led to improved health outcomes.

The project is a collaboration between the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

When?

December 11, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CST

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