According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Report on Aging in Arizona 2010, Arizona is moving forward with a range of public health initiatives to promote the ability of older adults to remain active, healthy and living independently in their communities. More information: Aging in Arizona (865 KB PDF or eBook).
Here are several reasons to offer evidence-based programs in Arizona.
- Arizona is among the top five states nationally for the pace of aging
- The frequency and impact of chronic diseases is increasing as the population ages
- Life expectancy is increasing
- Data resources provide tools to plan for, implement and monitor health promotion and disease prevention activities
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