New Health Indicators Section
With health reform, the role of senior-serving community-based organizations is changing to include promoting healthy aging and helping seniors better manage chronic conditions. Organizations will need to know:
- The demographics of the seniors they serve,
- Their access to and use of health care services,
- Their use of prevention and screening services and engagement in health promotion activities, and
- The kinds of health conditions they have and how well they feel those conditions are being managed.
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NORCs in the News
Integrating Community Services Within a NORC: The Park La Brea Experience
This article describes the Park La Brea NORC program's experiences in engaging the private owners of their apartment community; methods employed to involve community residents on many levels, including conducting needs assessments, developing volunteer roles, and creating a leadership training program and an advisory council; and the programs and services that were developed. Download the Article
Health Indicators: A Proactive and Systematic Approach to Healthy Aging
This article presents the background, design, and early findings of the Health Indicators in NORC (naturally occurring retirement community) Programs Initiative, started by the United Hospital Fund in 2007 with major support from the New York City Department for the Aging. Read more...
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These articles were published in Cityscape (Volume 12, Number 2), a journal of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.