Chronic diseases and conditions exact an especially heavy health and economic burden on older adults due to associated long-term illness, diminished quality of life and greatly increased health costs. Approximately 80% of older Americans are living with at least one chronic condition, and 50% have at least two.
The good news is that much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known prevention measures.

Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults

August 17, 2017

In this report, this report examines the relationship between food security and health as measured by 10 chronic conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as particularly worthy of research because of their prevalence, cost, morbidity, and preventability. We focus on the role of food security as a predictor of health… Read more »

Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition – Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

February 8, 2017

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is committed to being a knowledge center and a conduit for the exchange of ideas focused on innovative nutrition solutions and education approaches. We are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve patient outcomes and enhance the health of people worldwide. The Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition is not a certification… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – AND

February 8, 2017

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) rely on evidence-based resources to provide safe and competent care to their clients and patients. This section serves as a hub for RDNs to locate credible resources to use in their practice and share with patients.With this resource listing, RDNs, and other advocates and practitioners, have the opportunity to be at… Read more »

The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit

February 8, 2017

God’s Love We Deliver recently partnered with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School to publish The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to support the efforts of food and nutrition services (FNS) providers by providing practical guidance on how to identify and take advantage of opportunities… Read more »

Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights from the Field

October 25, 2016

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) released a new field report on the status of Hispanic older adults in the United States. The report contains a literature review of the current data on the status of this population, feedback from targeted community forums, and results from a national survey conducted by NHCOA. The survey… Read more »

Final 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

April 6, 2016

On January 7, 2016 – the federal government published its latest recommendations intended to shape people’s diets based on the latest research – The Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2015-2020. The guidelines form the basis for all federal nutrition policies, including the National School Lunch Program, which serves thirty-one million children daily; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for… Read more »

Informing Strategies to End Senior Hunger in Native Communities

October 26, 2015

First Nations is deeply committed to assisting tribes and Native organizations in their ongoing efforts to end senior hunger. As of 2012, there were approximately 410,000 tribal elders age 65 and older in Indian Country. This number is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2050. As the Native senior population grows, so does the… Read more »

Preventing Chronic Disease

April 16, 2015

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The mission of PCD is to promote the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention. The vision of PCD is… Read more »

Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL): Community Nutrition Programs

April 16, 2015

The Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) program utilizes dietetic students not only to enhance their learning, but to benefit the home-bound elderly population with whom they interact. This allows students to become comfortable with the geriatric population and facilitates their consideration of professional work in this area.

State Variations of Chronic Disease Risk Factors in Older Americans

April 15, 2015

The objective of this study was to examine and compare 3 key health behaviors associated with chronic disease (ie, risky drinking, smoking, and sedentary lifestyle). We used data from the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 through 2010 to calculate the prevalence of these behaviors among older Americans and rank each state, and we analyzed… Read more »

American Diabetes Association

April 15, 2015

The American Diabetes Association provides research, advocacy and education resources for people with diabetes, their family members and caregivers and professionals who serve them.

What Is the DASH Eating Plan?

April 16, 2015

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a flexible and balanced eating plan. DASH was one of three eating plans that were compared in research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Research demonstrates that the DASH eating plan lowers blood pressure.

Million Hearts Campaign

April 16, 2015

Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

The Heart Truth

April 16, 2015

To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and partner organizations are sponsoring a national campaign called The Heart Truth. The campaign’s goal is to give women a personal and urgent wakeup call about their risk of heart disease. The Heart Truth campaign urges women… Read more »