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Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report

Finkelstein, R, Garcia, A, Netherland, J, Walker, J. Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report. 2008.

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Toward An Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report

A century ago, life expectancy at birth for New Yorkers was a mere 40.6 years for boys and 44.9 years for girls. Today, life expectancy at birth is 75.7 for boys and 78.7 for girls. Most New Yorkers can expect to live well beyond retirement into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. In fact, more and more New Yorkers are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. Almost 12 percent of the population is over age 65, and in some neighborhoods that proportion reaches 20 percent. These additional decades of life represent a triumph of science and civilization, but they also pose a challenge: how can we adapt our City and neighborhoods to make sure older adults can lead happy, healthy, and productive lives? How can we become an age-friendly city?

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Reporters: to arrange interviews with NYAM medical and urban health experts, contact
Abigail J. Franklin, Vice President for Development & Communications

(212) 822-7244 / afranklin@nyam.org

The 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View

The 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View

Featured Speaker: Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

November 19, 2012 - The NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery welcomes Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will deliver the 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture on "The Affordable Care Act: An Insider's View."
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NYAM Report - Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective

The New York Academy of Medicine with support from the New York State Heath Foundation released a new report, Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective.

This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.

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