Healthy Aging in Action Report Released
On Friday, November 4, the Office of the Surgeon General released Healthy Aging in Action (HAIA), a new report that identifies recommendations and actions to promote healthy aging and improve health and well-being for older adults.
This report is a direct outcome of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging and highlights several key government programs as well as few community-based programs, including the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging's Gen Philly and New York City's Department for the Aging's Market Ride.
The Healthy Aging in Action aims to:
- Support prevention efforts to enable older adults to remain active, independent and involved in their community
- Highlight innovative and evidence-based programs from National Prevention Council departments, as well as agencies and local communities that address the challenges related to physical, mental, emotional and social well-being for older adults
- Inform future multisector efforts to promote and facilitate healthy aging in communities