Healthy Aging


Elimination of Health Disparities

Elimination of Health Disparities

The National Prevention Strategy provides evidence-based Recommendations for the Elimination of Health Disparities. As the older adult population grows, an increasing number of individuals belonging to a racial or ethnic minority group are entering the older adult population as well. Despite life expectancy improvement for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease and disability compared with non-minorities.


The following materials are intended to help state and territorial governments and their partners implement the National Prevention Strategy to improve health outcomes for older adults by promoting the elimination of health disparities.

California Alzheimer's Association: Dementia Care Network Replication Manual
California Southland Chapter Alzheimer's Association
This manual was created for community-based service providers and agencies that wish to replicate the Dementia Care Network (DCN) model in their communities. The DCN is an interagency and community approach to ethnic specific dementia care service delivery.

Living Long and Well in the 21st Century: Strategic Directions for Research on Aging
National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Aging (NIA)

This strategy outlines steps being taken towards the research goal of improving our ability to reduce health disparities and eliminate health inequities among older adults.

Elder Health 
University of California, Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research

The Health Disparities Program's expertise on elder health fills an acute and growing need for research and analysis of the myriad health challenges that face the baby boomer generation, California's diverse elders, and the elderly in general.

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