By Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation, 05/17/2022

Improving All Seniors’ Connectedness Helps Us Thrive

As someone who works with older adults, I believe it is good news that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. Older adults are living longer, healthier and more productive lives. They are a wonderful resource, contributing talent, wisdom and enormous economic value to our society. As this report shows, we have made significant progress over

By Dr. Jennifer Kim, President-Elect, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), 05/17/2022

Improving Primary and Mental Health Care for Seniors Lifts Us All

The wisdom I gain from caring for seniors is what has always driven my passion for promoting the health of older adults. When I first started working as a nursing assistant in 1991, it was easy to see the gaps in health services for older adults. Over 30 years later, these challenges persist — and

By Sue Peschin, MHS, President and CEO, Alliance for Aging Research, 05/17/2022

To Combat Health Disparities for Older Adults and Communities of Color, We Must Start with Data

Addressing health disparities across race, ethnicity and age has long been central to our work at the Alliance for Aging Research. The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted older adults and communities of color and has further highlighted the urgency of advancing health equity. As the data in the Senior Report show, the toll of the pandemic

By America's Health Rankings, 05/17/2022

Action Toolkit for 2022 Senior Report

The 10th annual America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report reviews the past decade of data to provide a comprehensive look at the health of older Americans, capturing key trends, challenges and areas of progress in order to spark meaningful dialogue and action to improve senior health. The resources below can help you share these data insights

By America's Health Rankings, 12/07/2021

Stakeholder Toolkit for 2021 Annual Report

Building on 32 years of data collection and analysis, America’s Health Rankings is excited to present the 2021 Annual Report and offer a toolkit of customizable resources to help users share data-driven insights with colleagues and communities. Download the toolkit here. This year’s Annual Report features new publicly available data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest data reveal a complex picture

By Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, APHA, 12/07/2021

Beginning to Unpack the Pandemic’s Impact on our Nation’s Health

Since the beginning of 2020, the public health community has been working overtime to track, analyze and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic on a day-by-day basis. While that crucial work continues, the America’s Health Rankings 2021 Annual Report marks the beginning of a new phase; we now can begin to analyze and understand the bigger

By America's Health Rankings, 10/05/2021

Stakeholder Toolkit for 2021 Health of Women and Children Report

Welcome to the 2021 Health of Women and Children Report Toolkit With the release of the 5th edition of the Health of Women and Children Report, America’s Health Rankings is excited to offer a toolkit of customizable resources to help users share data-driven insights. Download the toolkit here. The analysis provides a comprehensive look at the health of

By America's Health Rankings, 06/29/2021

Stakeholder Toolkit for 2021 Health Disparities Report

Welcome to the 2021 Health Disparities Report Toolkit With the release of the inaugural Health Disparities Report, America’s Health Rankings is excited to offer a toolkit of customizable resources to help users share data-driven insights into the depth, breadth and persistence of health disparities in the U.S. with colleagues and communities. Download the toolkit here. The toolkit includes materials

By Dr. Elena Rios, President, National Hispanic Medical Association, 06/28/2021

We Must Take a Broad View to Root Out Health Disparities

Improving health disparities and implementing programs that address the root causes of health challenges starts with understanding where those disparities exist — and taking a holistic view of health. In my role leading the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), I have seen deep-seated health disparities impact the community I work closely with over the years.

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