Joint Effort to Improve the Health of Older Hispanic Americans

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Joint Effort to Improve the Health of Older Hispanic Americans


Reducing health disparities among older Hispanic Americans is the focus of a new collaboration between the Food and Drug Administration and the Administration on Aging (AoA), two agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"This new effort represents another step toward our goal of closing the health gap affecting racial and ethnic minorities," says HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. "By focusing the efforts and resources of these two important agencies, we will strengthen our efforts to reach older Hispanic Americans with health messages that can help them stay healthier and live longer."

As part of the effort, the FDA and the AoA will identify issues that affect the health of older Hispanic Americans and will develop culturally sensitive messages for them. The agencies will also cultivate and expand partnerships with national Hispanic organizations, electronic and print media, and other private organizations to support education and outreach to Hispanic communities.

"We are committed to helping protect and advance the health of all Americans," says FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D. "Older Hispanic Americans and their families need to have the best health information available and in a language and format they can best understand and use."

The agencies will work with community partners to develop educational materials and caregiver tool kits on the safe use of medicines, nutrition and healthy eating, drug interactions, reporting side effects, antibiotic overuse, dietary supplements, and health fraud.

To kick off this effort, the agencies hosted a panel on reducing health disparities at a National Hispanic Leadership Roundtable in Washington, D. …

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