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New Online Learning Initiative--Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging, CDC Healthy Aging Research Network

If you work in the field of aging services, public health, planning, architecture, engineering, recreation, transportation, or health care, and want to become more effective in planning and implementing environmental and policy change, you are invited to participate in an interactive online learning initiative on Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging.

Sign up now at to receive registration information. The initiative on Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging is produced by the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network.

This initiative aims to build capacity for change and offers a variety of opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking. It features four online modules, scheduled September 2010 through January 2011, each module covering an essential topic in healthy aging. Every module begins with a pre-recorded presentation that introduces key concepts for the module topic. This presentation is followed in two weeks by an interactive webinar. Two days following the webinar, the module offers a moderated online conversation.

Module topics:

  • Introduction to Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging
  • Optimal Living Environments for Healthy Aging
  • Integrated Approaches to Mobility
  • Emerging Environmental Issues in Healthy Aging

Policy, practice, and partnerships will be addressed as well as special issues. Panelists and speakers are national and community experts in aging, planning, policy, universal design, transportation, public health, environmental protection, and community change.

Funding by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality makes this initiative available to all at no charge.

For more information: Email [email protected] or visit

Participate right from your computer! All you need to participate is a Web browser and an Internet connection.