Promoting Preventive Services for Adults 50-64: Community and Clinical Partnerships is a landmark document intended to help promote lifesaving clinical preventive services for adults aged 50 to 64. As the first in a series, this innovative resource identifies a set of recommended preventive services, provides indicators and data at national, state, and selected local levels with which to monitor progress, and promotes successful strategies to facilitate adoption and use. It is hoped that this information will spark vigorous and sustained collaborations that make effective screening, counseling, vaccinations, and other recommended services a routine part of prevention for the nation's adults.
Much national attention has been paid to the impact of longer life spans on the health of older adults in their 70s, 80s and beyond. Just one generation behind them is a group equally worthy of note. In 2007, Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 numbered nearly 55 million. By 2015, the aging of baby boomers will boost this group of adults to 63 million strong – nearly 20 percent of the population. This report delineates science-based strategies and highlights "calls to action" that build on linkages between clinical and community efforts to facilitate the delivery of multiple preventive services.
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