Mounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Population aging has invoked a multitude of responses among all levels of international and national organizations, foundations, health care, and government to meet the needs and promote preferences of older adults. Large-scale programs by the World Health Organization, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Health-care Improvement, and Trust for America's Health have galvanized to advance the momentum of age-friendly communities, health care, and public health. Gerontological nurses can leverage this growing interest in aging by enhancing their knowledge about age-friendly movements, influencing these movements with their expertise in evidence-based practices, and advancing their own competencies in caring for older adults in any setting.
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Journal of Gerontological Nursing, v. 47, no. 3, p. 13-17
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Carmody, Jane; Black, Kathy; Bonner, Alice; Wolfe, Megan; and Fulmer, Terry, "Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health" (2021). Aging Studies Sarasota Manatee Campus Faculty Publications. 8.
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