PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RELATED PROJECTS
PROJECT NAME: Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) (SIP 13-04, SIP 05-01)
FUNDING SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
TIMELINE: 2001 - 2009
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Delores M. Pluto, PhD (USC PRC & HPEB)
CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Sara Wilcox, PhD (USC EXSC)
Steven Hooker, PhD (USC PRC & EXSC)
Katherine Leith, PhD (USC CHSPR)
Ken Watkins, PhD (USC HPEB)
Harriet Williams, PhD (USC EXSC)
The mission of the Prevention Research Centers Healthy Aging Research Network is to better understand the determinants of healthy aging in older adult populations; to identify interventions that promote healthy aging; and to assist in the translation of such research into sustainable community-based programs throughout the nation. The Network was established to: 1. Create a collaboration among the coordinating center, other network members, and CDC to advance a prevention research agenda for public health and aging; 2. Identify and engage public health, aging and related resources in collaboration with healthy aging; 3. Facilitate the translation of research into practice; 4. Work within the HAN to prioritize and choose topics for research, intervention and/or translation; and 5. Develop evidence-based interventions for implementation in communities.
To learn more about the Healthy Aging Research Network, refer to the national PRC HAN website: http://depts.washington.edu/harn/.
The USC PRC HAN recently published a directory of physical activity programs for older adults living in Richland and Lexington counties in South Carolina, go to http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/padirectory.
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The Healthy Aging Research Network Writing Group. The Prevention Research Centers Healthy Aging Research Network (2006). Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online] 2006 Jan. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/jan/05_0054.htm
Prohaska T, Belansky E, Belza B, Buchner D, Marshall V, McTigue K, Satariano W, Wilcox S. Physical activity, public health, and aging: critical issues and research priorities. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006;61(5):S267-73.
Steinman L, Frederick JT, Prochaska T, Satariano W, Dornberg-Lee S, Fisher R, Graub PB, Leith K, Presby K, Sharkey J, Snyder S, Turner D, Wilson N, Yagoda L, Unutzer J, Snowden M. Late life depression special interest project (SIP) Panelists. Recommendations for treating depression in community-based older adults. Am J Prev Med. 2007;33(3):175-81.