Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society.
Authors: (Editorial Team) John Beard, Alana Officer and Andrew Cassels, [under the overall guidance of] Flavia Bustreo, Anne Marie Worning, Anarfi Asamoa-Baah; (Core group) Islene Araujo de Carvalho, John Beard, Somnath Chatterji, JoAnne Epping Jordan, Alison Harvey, Norah Keating, Aki Kuroda, Wahyu Retno Mahanani, Jean-Pierre Michel, Alana Officer, Anne Margriet Pot, Ritu Sadana, Jotheeswaran Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan, Lisa Warth
Additional Contributors: Sharon Anderson, Yumiko Arai, Alanna Armitage, Marie-Charlotte Bouesseau, Francesco Branca, Mathias Braubach, David Burnes, Esteban Calvo, James Campbell, Matteo Cesari, Shelly Chadha, Hannie Comijs, Catherine d’Arcangues, Adrian Davis, Jens Deerberg, Joan Dzenowagis, Robert Enderbeek, Laura Ferguson, Ruth Finkelstein, Kelly Fitzgerald, Pascale Fritsch, Loic Garçon, Francisco Javier Gomez Batiste-Alentorn, Mike Hodin, Manfred Huber, Elif Islek, Josephine Jackisch, Matthew Jowett, Rania Kawar, Ed Kelley, Silvio Mariotti, Mike Martin, Hernan Montenegro, John Morris, Wendy Moyle, Karl Pillemer, Bill Reichman, Alex Ross, Martin Smalbrugge, Nuria Toro Polanco, Kelly Tremblay, Bruno Vellas, Armin Von Gunten, Robert Wallace, Huali Wang, Martin Webber
Published By: World Health Organization
Date: September 30, 2015
Publication Link: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/186463/1/9789240694811_eng.pdf?ua=1