Approaches to healthy aging: Evidence bases


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By Dr. Richard M. Suzman,
Associate Director
Behavioral and Social Sciences
National Institute of Aging, NIH

Presentation at:
    Science, Health and Development: Achievements and Challenges in One Hundred Years of PAHO.
    XXXVII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research
    Washington, DC, 12-14 June 2002

    Document No 37/2002.11


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  • A discussion of Health and Retirement Study:
      Overview, interview topics, and special design features
  • Communique:The Denver Summit of the Eight
  • NAS 2001 Report -- Preparing for an Aging World: A Case for Cross-National Research
  • Projected growth in numbers and proportions of the world’s older population poses an array of challenges to policy makers
  • Behavioral and Social Research Program and areas of emphasis