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APPTA Policy Rounds: Using Geographic Data for Policy Planning and Program Development in Canadian Communities Facing Accelerated Aging
February 1 @ 1:00 pm - February 21 @ 1:30 pm
Date: February 21, 2024 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Bigonnesse, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick
Description: An aging population is a very complex phenomenon that affects many sectors of our society simultaneously. However, policies on aging are often developed in silos without a coherent vision of the interconnecting factors. To adequately address the needs of older adults, geographic context must be incorporated to policy planning and program development. This webinar presents the newly established Atlantic Observatory on Aging dedicated to the monitoring of healthy aging indicators across communities in Atlantic Canada. Its purpose is to provide stakeholders and policymakers with a simple and easy tool to access data on the aging population anchored in geographic locations relevant for public policy planning and program development. Join us to discover what happens when geomatics and gerontology meet to make sense of big data about our aging population!