Healthy Aging in Action (HAIA) [PDF-1.2M], a deliverable from the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, identifies recommendations and actions to promote healthy aging and improve health and well-being in later life. HAIA highlights federal and nonfederal policies and programs that reflect the National Prevention Strategy’s approach of targeting prevention and wellness efforts to promote healthy aging to further advance the Strategy for an aging society.
The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program have developed the second in a series of roadmaps to advance cognitive health as a vital, integral component of public health. The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018 [PDF–2.2M], outlines how state and local public health agencies and their partners can promote cognitive functioning, address cognitive impairment for individuals living in the community, and help meet the needs of care partners. The 2013-2015 Interim Progress Report highlights CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative’s accomplishments thus far.
The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 Report [PDF–4.7M]
This report provides a snapshot of our nation’s progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability. View an interactive version of data from this report in the Healthy Aging Data Portfolio.
New research explores perceptions of cognitive health among diverse older adults [PDF-1.3M]
This factsheet summarizes new research describing what Americans think about cognitive health and how to maintain it.
The State of Mental Health and Aging in America Issue Brief #2: Addressing Depression in Older Adults: Selected Evidence-Based Programs [PDF–1.2 M]
This brief focuses on the topic of depression, an important and emerging public health issue with several evidence-based programs that communities can use to improve the mental health and quality of life of older Americans.
REACH OUT is an evidence-based caregiver support system designed to promote health and well-being of adults caring for those with dementia. Implementing a Community-Based Program for Dementia Caregivers: An Action Guide Using REACH OUT provides a step-by-step approach to using REACH OUT in communities of varying size and composition.