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Using BRFSS Data for Action and Impact (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

March 5, 2021

Using public health data for impact is an important way to translate data into practice. Informing policymakers, systems, and environments is important to meet the needs of older adults, their caregivers, and the systems that support them. Presenters will hear about cognitive decline data that can be translated for use in public health policies and systems.

Presented by:

  • Matthew Baumgart, Alzheimer’s Association
  • John Shean, MPH, Alzheimer’s Association

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Analyzing and Interpreting Caregiving Data in the BRFSS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 26, 2021

Caregivers play an important role in caring for adults with health conditions or disabilities. This session will describe the CDC BRFSS Caregiver module, including its variables, structure, and interpretation. Tips for analysis will be discussed. User-friendly tools and resources will also be presented.

Presented by:

  • Erin D. Bouldin, PhD, MPH, Appalachian State University and CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program
  • Benjamin S. Olivari, MPH, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Analyzing and Interpreting Cognitive Decline Data in the BRFSS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 19, 2021

Cognitive decline in older adults is an important public health issue. This session will describe the CDC BRFSS Cognitive Decline module, including its variables, structure, and interpretation. Tips for analysis will be discussed. User-friendly tools and resources will also be presented.

Presented by:

  • Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program
  • Benjamin S. Olivari, MPH, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Introduction to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data for Cognitive Decline and Caregiving (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 12, 2021

This session introduces participants to the CDC BRFSS, including its structure, administration, and usefulness in describing important public health issues for older adults and their caregivers.

Presented by:

  • Lisa C. McGuire, PhD, FGSA, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

New Member Orientation

February 11, 2021

Are you a new member of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)? Interested in learning more about your GSA member benefits? Join GSA’s Membership Coordinator for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to all GSA members. We want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the GSA community and show you how to access member resources. This session will include plenty of time for your questions about GSA and our services.

Presented by:

  • Jontice Small, Membership Coordinator, The Gerontological Society of America

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