September is Healthy Aging Month — and to celebrate, ODPHP is launching the new Social Determinants of Health and Older Adults resource.
Social determinants of health (SDOH) have a big impact on our health, well-being, and quality of life — and they significantly affect our chances of staying healthy as we age. In addition, the older adult population is steadily growing: By 2040, it’s expected that about 1 in 5 people in the United States will be age 65 years and older.
Public health organizations, health care providers, policymakers, and partners in the public and private sectors all play a role in improving SDOH to support older adults’ health and well-being. Social Determinants of Health and Older Adults takes a close look at how each of the 5 SDOH domains relates to older adults — and provides resources and actionable scenarios to help professionals working with and for this population.
Check out the new SDOH resource today and share it with your networks — and explore all the Healthy Aging resources that support older adults’ health and well-being. For example, you can:
- View relevant Healthy People 2030 objectives on the Older Adults page
- Browse the Healthy Aging Custom List
- Find evidence-based resources to support your healthy aging work
And don’t forget to visit our new Healthy Aging Resources page for more helpful tips and tools!