The healthy aging research network: resources for building capacity for public health and aging practice.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

PubMedID: 24000962

Wilcox S, Altpeter M, Anderson LA, Belza B, Bryant L, Jones DL, Leith KH, Phelan EA, Satariano WA. The healthy aging research network: resources for building capacity for public health and aging practice. Am J Health Promot. 2013;28(1):2-6.
Abstract There is an urgent need to translate science into practice and help enhance the capacity of professionals to deliver evidence-based programming. We describe contributions of the Healthy Aging Research Network in building professional capacity through online modules, issue briefs, monographs, and tools focused on health promotion practice, physical activity, mental health, and environment and policy. We also describe practice partnerships and research activities that helped inform product development and ways these products have been incorporated into real-world practice to illustrate possibilities for future applications. Our work aims to bridge the research-to-practice gap to meet the demands of an aging population.