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Within the group of those aged 85+, the emphasis is more on appropriate medical attention from physicians and care givers rather than on their health behavior... Health promotion targeted to older people differs significantly from that addressing younger generations... Elderly people are – for example – more likely to suffer from loneliness and social isolation... Also, because of their relatively shorter remaining life expectancy, the focus is more on health promotion activities that yield immediate effects... Health promotion strategies for the elderly generally have three basic aims: maintaining and increasing functional capacity, maintaining or improving self-care, and stimulating one’s social network... For this, health promotion focusses on the inclusion of seniors into the social activities in the community... These measures are not always formal and do not always need direct external financing but they frequently require an appropriate social and transport infrastructure... This special issue of BMC Health Services Research contains a collection of research articles that focus on the funding, organization, coordination and cost-effectiveness of health promotion activities for older persons... The analysis of funding, organization and coordination of health promotion activities for older persons is also a key project objective... The articles present review-based analyses of public institutions, their legal basis, sources and methods of financing, and ways of conducting cost-effective interventions in the area, from a cross-country perspective with an emphasis on European countries... The studies are aimed to enrich our knowledge on the possibilities and barriers related to promoting health among older persons, and to provide insights on policies for healthy aging.

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Mentions: This special issue of BMC Health Services Research contains a collection of research articles that focus on the funding, organization, coordination and cost-effectiveness of health promotion activities for older persons. The articles arise from the project ProHealth 65+ (http://pro-health65plus.eu/), which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008–2013), see Fig. 1. ProHealth 65+ is focused on health promotion and prevention of health risks among seniors. The project seeks to develop new knowledge on proven and cost-effective methods of health promotion targeting elderly population. The analysis of funding, organization and coordination of health promotion activities for older persons is also a key project objective. The project objectives underline the articles included in this special issue.Fig. 1


Health promotion targeting older people
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Mentions: This special issue of BMC Health Services Research contains a collection of research articles that focus on the funding, organization, coordination and cost-effectiveness of health promotion activities for older persons. The articles arise from the project ProHealth 65+ (http://pro-health65plus.eu/), which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008–2013), see Fig. 1. ProHealth 65+ is focused on health promotion and prevention of health risks among seniors. The project seeks to develop new knowledge on proven and cost-effective methods of health promotion targeting elderly population. The analysis of funding, organization and coordination of health promotion activities for older persons is also a key project objective. The project objectives underline the articles included in this special issue.Fig. 1

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Within the group of those aged 85+, the emphasis is more on appropriate medical attention from physicians and care givers rather than on their health behavior... Health promotion targeted to older people differs significantly from that addressing younger generations... Elderly people are – for example – more likely to suffer from loneliness and social isolation... Also, because of their relatively shorter remaining life expectancy, the focus is more on health promotion activities that yield immediate effects... Health promotion strategies for the elderly generally have three basic aims: maintaining and increasing functional capacity, maintaining or improving self-care, and stimulating one’s social network... For this, health promotion focusses on the inclusion of seniors into the social activities in the community... These measures are not always formal and do not always need direct external financing but they frequently require an appropriate social and transport infrastructure... This special issue of BMC Health Services Research contains a collection of research articles that focus on the funding, organization, coordination and cost-effectiveness of health promotion activities for older persons... The analysis of funding, organization and coordination of health promotion activities for older persons is also a key project objective... The articles present review-based analyses of public institutions, their legal basis, sources and methods of financing, and ways of conducting cost-effective interventions in the area, from a cross-country perspective with an emphasis on European countries... The studies are aimed to enrich our knowledge on the possibilities and barriers related to promoting health among older persons, and to provide insights on policies for healthy aging.

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