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MMWR Series on Public Health and Aging

The demographic shift toward an aging population poses major challenges for public health programs and practice in the 21st century. This issue of MMWR begins a special series on Public Health and Aging that will highlight important health topics associated with older populations and the implications for public health. Reports will examine data about older adult health; discuss the influence of aging on current public health program priorities, program delivery, relevance, and reach; and explore potential strategies for future directions in public health as the population ages.

Reports in MMWR (Weekly) will present science-based information on key public health and aging topics. An accompanying MMWR Recommendations and Reports series will discuss public health policy implications of the aging population.

A compilation of these reports will be available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr. Additional information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.htm.



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