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"Staying Healthy at 50+", a Preventive Health Guide for Seniors"

Staying Healthy at 50+ is designed to encourage seniors to activelyparticipate in their preventive health care and contains easy-to-use chartsto track personal health information and sample questions to ask health careproviders, as well as other sources of health information for seniorpopulations...

Staying Healthy at 50+

"Staying Healthy at 50+", an essential preventive health guide for seniors, is now available in both English and Spanish languages. Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with AARP and the DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this booklet is part of Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP), the prevention implementation program of AHRQ. All of the information in Staying Healthy at 50+ is based on the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which evaluates and reports on the scientific evidence for the use of many preventive services.

Staying Healthy at 50+ is designed to encourage seniors to actively participate in their preventive health care and contains easy-to-use charts to track personal health information and sample questions to ask health care providers, as well as other sources of health information for senior populations. The health information in this guide covers many topics, including: blood pressure, diabetes, depression, tobacco use, osteoporosis, hearing loss, menopause, and the pneumococcal and flu vaccines.

Staying Healthy at 50+ has proven to be a useful resource for seniors. Since its release in January, health plans, providers, advocacy organizations, state health departments, and Federal agencies, including the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have made the guide available in the following ways:

  • purchasing copies of the guide for member distribution
  • reprinting the guide for member distribution
  • linking to the guide on the AHRQ web site
  • announcing the availability of the guide in organizational newsletters

To view Staying Healthy at 50+ on the AHRQ web site visit:

Men: Stay Healthy at 50+—Checklists for Your Health
http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/men50.htm

Women: Stay Healthy at 50+—Checklists for Your Health
http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/women50.htm

To order copies of the guides, contact the AHRQ Clearinghouse at (800)358-9295; individual sample copies of each guide may be ordered at no charge, copies in bulk are available for a small charge. Organizations interested in reprinting and distributing the guides can receive each guide on disk at no charge. For more information about reprinting or PPIP in general, please do not hesitate to contact Stacia Sanvik at 301-594-6352 or email ssanvik@ahrq.gov.



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