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CDC Resources for Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging


The CDC Healthy Aging Research Network (CDC-HAN) was formed in 2001 to help develop and implement a national research and dissemination agenda related to the public health aspects of healthy aging.

The CDC-HAN Environmental and Policy Change Workgroup addresses environmental and policy issues that affect healthy aging by identifying critical factors, engaging partners across disciplines and sectors, conducting research, providing technical assistance and stimulating practice and policy change.

Resources include webinars, research papers, and audit tools.

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Aging, Health Equity, Land Use, Physical Activity, Planning, Traffic Safety, Transportation Planning, Vulnerable Populations, Zoning


Institutional Author:

CDC Healthy Aging Research Network





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