Older people are often assumed to be frail or dependent and a burden to society public health and society as a whole need to address these and other ageist attitudes which can lead to discrimination affect the way policies are developed and the opportunities older people have to experience healthy aging a rapidly changing world. Aging and public health aims to advance the scientific basis of knowledge and action to improve the health and quality of life for the older adult populations. Because public health is in large part responsible for the unprecedented gains in life expectancy seen in the past century2we hope that public health will enthusiastically take up the challenge of improving the health and quality of life of older adults the authors also propose a conceptual framework for public health research in aging. Public health and aging edited by tom hickey marjorie a speers and thomas r prohaska the role of public health in the planning coordination and delivery of health promotion and disease prevention services to older people living outside of institutional settings selected by choice magazine as an outstanding academic title. Aging and public health september 28 2017 by taylor r patskanick masters research fellow in aging harvey a friedman center for aging institute for public health evidence based public health includes the use of proven approaches to improve population health
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