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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC, AARP and AMA to Announce New Resource to Help Achieve Broader Coverage of Preventive Services for U.S. Adults Age 50 to 64

What:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with AARP, the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), will host a press conference to announce a new report titled, "Promoting Preventive Services for Adults 50-64: Community and Clinical Partnerships," at GSA's 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. The new report, jointly developed by CDC, AARP, AMA, and nine partner organizations, includes:

  • A core set of 14 recommended preventive services such as influenza vaccination, cholesterol screening, breast and cervical cancer screening, and binge drinking.
  • Successful strategies to promote, facilitate, and deliver preventive services in communities.
  • National summary and state-by-state data to monitor progress in the delivery of services to Americans ages 50-64.
  • "Calls to Action" highlighting existing gaps, barriers, and opportunities to deliver multiple preventive services.

Who:

  • William Hall, M.D., Board of Directors, AARP
  • Matthew T. McKenna, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director for Medical Affairs, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
  • Edward L. Langston, M.D., Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

When:

11:30 a.m., Thursday, November 19, 2009 (Box lunch to be provided, please RSVP attendance).

Where:

Hilton Atlanta Hotel, 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia – Room 212

Dial-In:

Media who cannot attend in person can listen and ask questions by toll-free conference line.  Please dial in 5-10 minutes before the start of the conference.  Participant Dial-in Numbers:

U.S. Toll Free: 888-299-4099
Canadian Toll Free: 866-682-1172
International Toll: 302-709-8337
Passcode: VK60663

For more information, please contact Llelwyn Grant, CDC Division of Media Relations, at 404-639-3286 or by email at lcg7@cdc.gov.  To obtain information about GSA’s scientific meeting, visit http://www.geron.org/am or contact Todd Kluss, Communications Manager, GSA, at 202-587-2839 or by email at tkluss@geron.org.

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