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Healthy Aging Research Network

2001-2014

Originally established in 2001 as a collaboration of the CDC Prevention Research Centers Program, the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) brought together diverse communities and multi-disciplinary expertise from across the country to identify and address health promotion needs for healthy aging, with particular focus on populations that bear a disproportionate burden of illness and disease.

HAN's core academic centers were funded by the CDC Healthy Aging Program through September 2014. Strong partnerships at local, regional and national levels were fundamental to HAN's successes. Through these partnerships, HAN delivered on a mission to:

  • better understand the determinants of healthy aging in diverse populations and settings;
  • identify, develop and evaluate programs and policies that promote healthy aging; and
  • translate and disseminate research into effective and sustainable public health programs and policies throughout the nation.

Go here for more information on the CDC Healthy Aging Program.

The following tools and resources were developed by HAN and are available for public use:

Environment and Policy Change

  • Webinar Series
  • Action Briefs
  • Environment and Policy Change Online Discussions
  • Environmental Audit Tools and Protocols
  • Community Wayfinding
  • Environment and Policy Change Clearinghouse at AARP Livable Communities

Brain Health

  • Cognitive Health
    • The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health
  • Managing Depression
    • Webinar Series
    • Action Briefs

Health Promotion for Older Adults (Primer)

  • Series of Interactive Online Trainings
  • Monograph