Achieving Population Health Impacts Through Area Agencies on Aging

A new study from researchers at Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University; the Yale School of Public Health and the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health examines the impacts of evidence-based health promotion programs administered by Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). The study finds that when AAAs began offering evidence-based health promotion programs, potentially avoidable nursing home use decreased by 6.5 percent in the counties they cover. Findings from this study also suggest that scaling up health promotion programs through AAAs has contributed to reductions in avoidable health care usage by older adults.

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This item is posted for the Aging and Disability Business Institute. ILRU is one of the lead partners in the Business Institute, providing training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and other community-based organizations in securing contracts with health plans and payers to provide community living services to people with disabilities.
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