LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: - PROMOTING WELL-BEING AND HEALTH EQUITY AMONG OLDER ADULTS
3 May 2023
is limited attention in research and practice to primary As life expectancy and the proportion of older adults in the prevention and health promotion programs and services population increase, more action is needed on root factors in Canada that promote well-being and address health to promote healthy aging. [...] of health; • highlight research, policy and practice examples Webinar 5: Reorienting health services for health equity that promote equity and healthy aging; and of older adults • explore how public health action to promote health equity (Ottawa Charter strategy – Reorienting Health Services) for older adults is a fundamental aspect of population This webinar explored the importance of reorienting. [...] These community and health care services to target the social intersectional identities of older adults also included factors determinants of health, not only to reduce social exclusion related to geography (e.g., rural and remote communities) and loneliness but also to counter racism and ageism and to that impact access to services; lack of inclusivity in public improve conditions for older peopl. [...] LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: PROMOTING WELL-BEING AND HEALTH EQUITY AMONG OLDER ADULTS 5 These inequities resulting from the digitization of health Engagement in community and systems change services were seen to limit access to health care services, The importance of engaging older adults in community to increase the risk of food insecurity and hurt the independence increase social inclusion as well a. [...] Shifting work together to “crack the nut of equity.”8 Participants the focus of older adult health from institutions into the and presenters reinforced that top-down leadership and community and addressing social determinants of health the investment of resources are critical, but not the top- at earlier life stages support a life-course perspective.