The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN), in operation since 2001, works to develop and implement a national research and dissemination agenda related to the public health aspects of healthy aging, with a particular focus on communities and populations that bear a disproportionate burden of illness and disease.
HAN receives core funding from the CDC Healthy Aging Program, a part of the Division of Adult and Community Health at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The HAN Coordinating Center, under the leadership of Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN, is located at the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center.
HAN's member centers are a subset of CDC's Prevention Research Centers, located in schools of public health throughout the United States. HAN's strong partnerships with community-based groups are fundamental to the network's success.
Read more about HAN.
The clearinghouse leadership team members and a librarian identified resources for possible inclusion. The identified resources were screened by the leadership team and our Resource Guidance Group.
EPC online conference series
The EPC initiative also includes an online conference series that aims to build capacity for change. The series includes four online modules from September 2010 through January 2011.
Each module begins with a pre-recorded presentation that introduces key concepts for the module topic, followed in two weeks by an interactive webinar.
1. Introduction to Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging
2. Optimal Living Environments for Healthy Aging
3. Integrated Approaches to Mobility
4. Emerging Environmental Issues in Healthy Aging
You can register at no charge for the conference series or to view archived presentations at www.agingfriendly.org.
Support for this clearinghouse was provided by the Healthy Communities and Healthy Aging Programs in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The clearinghouse is the result of work conducted by the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network, which is a Prevention Research Centers program funded by the CDC Healthy Aging Program. Efforts were supported in part by cooperative agreements from CDC's Prevention Research Centers Program: U48-DP-001911, 001908, 01921, 001924, 001936, 001938, and 001944.
The contents of this clearinghouse are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
The Clearinghouse was made possible by the collaboration, expertise, and vision of the development team: Basia Belza and Rebecca Hunter, co-chairs, Pam Buckmaster, Patricia Lichiello, Alexis Matthews (CDC-HAN intern, summer 2010), Gwen Moni, Judith Yarrow, Yuki Durham, and Cate Clegg. The Clearinghouse was created with the help of UW Technology Innovations in Education and Research (TIER, http://www.son.washington.edu/tier/).
We thank our Resource Guidance Group, who reviewed all the resources included in the Clearinghouse, for their time and the expertise and commitment they brought to this project. Resource Guidance Group members.