Health promotion in later life: it's never too late.

Ron Z. Goetzel, Kimberly Reynolds, Lester Breslow, William L. Roper, David Shechter, David C. Stapleton, Pauline J. Lapin, J. Michael McGinnis

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Abstract

The clinical and epidemiological rationale for the health improvement benefits of health promotion in the later years of life are provided in this article. The authors review the emerging scientific consensus concerning the utility of lifestyle interventions for health improvement in the context of a narrowed definition of health promotion. Governmental initiatives for testing health promotion among Medicare beneficiaries are also discussed. Major research findings are reviewed and implications for health promotion practioners are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5, iii
JournalAmerican journal of health promotion : AJHP
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Goetzel, R. Z., Reynolds, K., Breslow, L., Roper, W. L., Shechter, D., Stapleton, D. C., Lapin, P. J., & McGinnis, J. M. (2007). Health promotion in later life: it's never too late. American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 21(4), 1-5, iii. https://doi.org/10.4278/0890-1171-21.4.tahp-1