Protecting the Health of Our Elders. Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, EPA Aging Initiative Theodore Coopwood Intergenerational Coordinator Office of Children’s Health Protection . Ancient American Indian Proverb.
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Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor,
EPA Aging Initiative
Office of Children’s Health Protection
“Treat the earth well: It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
4.2 M 85+
By 2030, 71.5M 65+
9.6 M 85+
85+ fastest growing age cohortDemographic Shift: Growing Aging Population in USA
Source: US Census 2004
1 National Policy and Resources Center on Women and Aging at Brandeis University
2 Grantmakers in Aging “A Tool Kit Funding Across Ages”
3. Create tools to address the impact a rapidly aging society will have on the environment
4. Provide opportunities for older adults to become environmental stewards in their communities
Source: Dr. Jerry Blondell OPPTS, EPA
Source: Wayne E. Cascio, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Cardiology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
2010 TargetHospitalizations for asthma, 1998-2000
Hospitalizations per 10,000 population
Persons 5 to 64 years*
Persons 65 and older*
Children under 5 years
I = 95% confidence interval
Note: *Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.
Data for Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians and Pacific Islanders are unreliable.
Obj. 24-2 a, b, c
Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), CDC, NCHS
Deaths per 1,000,000 population
65 and over
Years of age
Obj. 24-1 a-e
Source: National Vital Statistics System, CDC, NCHS.
Activity limitations among persons with asthma, 1994-96
NOTE: Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.
Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC, NCHS
Source: US EPA survey
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Studies have found that 1/3 of GI illness cases are related to drinking water, suggesting that up to 70 million cases of GI illness may be caused by waterborne pathogens.
Source: Payment 1991 & 1997
Older adults may be at increased risk for infectious GI illness, severe diarrhea, or dying from diarrheal illness.
Source: Peterson 2003, Mounts 1999, Gerba 1996, Lew 1991
Source: NHIS- (civilian non-institutionalized pop.) Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics. Older Americans 2006: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC:
Active for Life (AFL)
The Administration on Aging (AoA)
The American Medical Association (AMA)
The American Public Health Association (APHA)
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
The American Society on Aging (ASA)
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
Generations United (GU)
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
The Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN)
The International City/County Management Association(ICMA)
The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
The Local Government Commission (LGC)
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging(n4a)
The National Blueprint Initiative
The National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
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Ecological Footprint is a resource management tool.
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