Enhancing the Use of Clinical Preventive Services Among Older Adults: Closing the Gap
AARP partnered with the CDC, Administration on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and seven other organizations on a new report released March 14: "Enhancing Use of Clinical Preventive Services Among Older Adults: Closing the Gap." This report — now available at CDC.gov/aging — examines eight Medicare covered preventive services (two vaccines, five screenings and smoking cessation counseling) for adults 65 and older. The report uses timely self-reported state and national data.
Special features include highlighted gaps among racial and ethnic population groups, state-by-state data to see how your state measures up and effective strategies to build awareness, offer convenient access (including the AARP and Walgreens Wellness tours) in underserved communities, and the promotion and adoption of policies to increase access.