In 2015, HHS held the inaugural Healthy Aging Summit to explore the latest science on healthy aging and help set national priorities for promoting health and preventing disease in older adults. Since then, ODPHP has continued to host events focused on the health of older adults.
2021 Healthy Aging Symposium
ODPHP is co-sponsoring the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium with Trust for America’s Health. The symposium will take place on September 8 and 9 in observance of Healthy Aging Month.
This free 2-day virtual event will connect attendees to the latest science, best practices, and innovative interventions to improve the lives of older Americans. The event is intended for people working to promote health in older adults, particularly public health professionals, health care providers, researchers, community leaders, and policymakers at all levels of government. Professionals in other sectors — like housing, transportation, and recreation — will also gain valuable insights by attending.
At the symposium, researchers, state health officers, state aging directors, and policymakers from across the nation will talk about their healthy aging work and insights. Attendees will also learn how to address barriers and reduce health disparities for older Americans. And the event will build on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic — which has had a major impact on the physical and mental health of many older Americans.
Join us to learn about the latest healthy aging research, programs, and opportunities as we work to promote health and prevent disease among older adults.
Be sure to register!