PBH 635 Public Health and an Aging Society

This course examines the epidemiology of aging. The course will delve into how social perceptions of the aging process have evolved over time in the United States. Students will examine the concept of successful aging, with a discussion of health promotion interventions, chronic disease management, disability and end of life decisions. This course includes a discussion of health policies related to aging in the United States including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid.