Healthy Aging

Promoting health and preventing disease in older Americans is key to the health of the nation. That’s why healthy aging is a national priority for ODPHP — and why we support initiatives designed to help older adults live longer and stay healthy.

News & Announcements

Heart Health

Heart disease has the potential to affect all people. The persistent myth that it is primarily a “men’s disease” simply isn’t true. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Yet only about half of women recognize this. Heart disease accounts for about 1 in 5 deaths among women every year as compared to 1 in 4 deaths in men. About 1 in 16 women age 20 years and older have coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease.

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Featured Initiatives

2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

All symposium sessions and trainings are available for free on demand. If you weren’t registered for the symposium, you’ll just need to sign up first.

Watch sessions from the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

Healthy Aging Custom List

Healthy People 2030 features a wide variety of objectives that are directly or indirectly related to helping people stay healthy as they age. We've compiled those objectives into a custom list so they're easy for you to reference and track.

Check out the Healthy People 2030 Healthy Aging Custom List.