States of Aging and Health

Where can you find out that Vermont seniors rank number 1 in eating more than 5 fruits and veggies a day while Mississippi ranks last? Or that Hawaii seniors rank best with the lowest number of ‘frequent mental distress’ days — go figure!

The recently released 2007 State of Aging and Health in America Report pulls together health status and health behaviour information for those over 65. Programs addressing fitness, fatness, falling and other worries together with policy strategies are available for each state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site offers an internactive map for quickly locating state profiles. An especially interesting feature is the ability to quickly compare two states or a state to a region or to the whole country.

Downloadable guides for program coordinators provide advice on best practices and approaches for effective local action.

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