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Key Issues

The National Center for Health and the Aging deploys key strategies to address health, prevention, and wellness programs.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease Self Management
  • Diabetes Self Management
  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services
  • Evidence-Based Disease and Disability Prevention
  • Healthy People 2020
  • Older Adults and HIV/AIDS
  • Older Adults and Oral Health
  • Recovery Act Communities Putting Prevention to Work Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Funding Announcement
  • Medicare Outreach
  • Medication Management

A Profile of Older Americans

A Profile of Older Americans: 2011 was developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The annual Profile of Older Americans was originally developed and researched by Donald G. Fowles, AoA. Saadia Greenberg, AoA, developed the 2011 edition. (AoA serves as an advocate for the elderly within the federal government and is working to encourage and coordinate a responsive system of family and community based services throughout the nation. AoA helps states develop comprehensive service systems which are administered by 56 State and Territorial Units on Aging, 629 Area Agencies on Aging, 246 Native American and Hawaiian organizations, and approximately 20,000 local service providers.) Learn more.