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April 30, 2013
By Staff Report
The Sanford Center for Aging, a unit of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno and their partners, the Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division announce the arrival of Elders Count Nevada (2013).
Elders Count Nevada (2013) is the third installment in a series of reports published in 2007 and 2009 that provide insight into the overall health and well-being of Nevada's elders. The 2013 report utilizes data from authoritative sources and has been expanded considerably to include information by geographic region of residency (i.e., urban and rural/frontier regions); the state's older veteran population; impact and prevalence of substance use, misuse and abuse; and a new chapter on transportation and infrastructure as it relates to access, safety and ridership.
The report contains vital information in six key areas: population, transportation and infrastructure, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors and health care. New this year are chapter highlights designed to provide fast facts for elected officials and policymakers, government agencies, grant writers, health care providers, educators, caregivers, seniors, elder advocates and the media. Extensive data tables for selected data elements have been provided at the end of each chapter.
Positive trends identified in the report include:
Familiar issues in the report continue to be:
Significant contributors to this report include the Nevada State Demographer, the Department of Economics within the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno; the Nevada Office of Veterans Services and the Nevada Department of Transportation/Multimodal Planning. The Marion G. Thompson Charitable Trust and the Jean and Graham Sanford Endowment provided financial support for the publishing of the report. A hard copy may be obtained by calling the Sanford Center for Aging at 775-784-1805.