Ageism has health implications for us all, D’Antonio tells ODPHP director in new vlog
Ageism has health implications for us all, D'Antonio tells ODPHP ... EurekAlert
In a new vlog from the U.S Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), National Center to Reframe Aging Executive Director Trish D’Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP, discussed the importance of highlighting older people’s contributions society, and addressing ageism and some of the misconceptions we collectively have about aging.
She joined ODPHP Director Rear Admiral Paul Reed as part of a vlog series that includes interviews with partners from across the public and private sectors to discuss work helping to advance health and well-being for all people.
Ageism and Misconceptions About Aging
- Ageism is any kind of discrimination towards older people.
- It includes external ageism that older people may experience, as well as their own internalized ageism.
- Ageism has health implications for everyone.
The National Center was invited to participate in the vlog in recognition of National Healthy Aging Month, a time to celebrate the positive aspects of growing older and increase national attention on the health and well-being of older people. This opportunity put a nationwide spotlight on the National Center and its evidence-based communications strategies to address ageism and implicit bias towards aging.
Building a Movement to Reframe Aging
“Creating connections with federal partners, such as this one with the ODPHP, is a key step as the National Center continues to build the movement to reframe aging,” said D’Antonio. “I’m elated that Rear Admiral Reed invited the National Center to share about our work, recognizing that how we talk about aging is one of the components of healthy aging.”
To learn more about ODPHP’s initiatives that support healthy aging, visit health.gov.
About The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.
About The National Center to Reframe Aging
The National Center to Reframe Aging is dedicated to ending ageism by advancing an equitable and complete story about aging in America. The center is the trusted source for proven communication strategies and tools to effectively frame aging issues. It is the nation’s leading organization cultivating an active community of individuals and organizations to spread awareness of implicit bias toward older people and influence policies and programs that benefit us all of us as we age. Led by The Gerontological Society of America, the National Center acts on behalf of and amplifies efforts of the ten Leaders of Aging Organizations. Support for the National Center comes from Archstone Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, RRF Foundation for Aging, and The SCAN Foundation.
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SDGs, Targets, and Indicators Analysis
1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?
- SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
- SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
The article addresses the issues of ageism, discrimination towards older people, and the importance of healthy aging. These issues are directly connected to SDG 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Additionally, the article highlights the need to address ageism and implicit bias towards aging, which aligns with SDG 10, which aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries.
2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?
- SDG 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
- SDG 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age.
The article emphasizes the importance of addressing ageism and promoting healthy aging. This aligns with SDG 3.8, which focuses on achieving universal health coverage and ensuring access to quality healthcare services for all. Additionally, the article highlights the need to empower and promote the inclusion of older people, which corresponds to SDG 10.2.
3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?
- Indicator 3.8.1: Coverage of essential health services
- Indicator 10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income, disaggregated by age, sex, and persons with disabilities
The article does not explicitly mention indicators, but the identified targets can be measured using the following indicators. Indicator 3.8.1 measures the coverage of essential health services, which aligns with the goal of achieving universal health coverage. Indicator 10.2.1 measures the proportion of people living below a certain income threshold, disaggregated by age, sex, and disability status, which can be used to assess the social and economic inclusion of older people.
SDGs, Targets, and Indicators Table
|SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being||3.8: Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.||3.8.1: Coverage of essential health services|
|SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities||10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age.||10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income, disaggregated by age, sex, and persons with disabilities|
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