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Programa Nacional de Envejecimiento Activo y Salud para los Adultos Mayores (National Program for Active Aging and Health for Older Adults)

Argentina Ministry of Health of the Nation Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Argentina March 2007 Policy document elderly care, health promotion, social development

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Finalidad del Programa
· Favorecer el desarrollo de la promoción de la salud y la atención primaria de la salud para adultos mayores en el sistema de salud.
· Promover el pleno goce y ejercicio de los derechos reconocidos por la Constitución Argentina y por los tratados internacionales vigentes, respecto a la salud de las personas mayores, los ancianos y las personas mayores con discapacidad.
· Promover el desarrollo de servicios integrados para la vejez frágil y dependiente.
· Influir en los prestadores de salud acerca de los programas y estrategias de promoción y prevención destinados a los adultos mayores.
· Incorporar en la formación de recursos humanos la perspectiva del envejecimiento activo y saludable y la atención de la salud adaptada a las necesidades de los adultos mayores.
· Promover el concepto de envejecimiento activo y saludable en la sociedad en general.
· Favorecer el desarrollo de proyectos de investigaciones destinadas a incrementar el conocimiento en el campo gerontológico y a dar respuesta a las necesidades detectadas.

Purpose of the Program
· Encourage the development of health promotion and primary health care for older adults in the health system.
· To promote the full enjoyment and exercise of the rights recognized by the Constitution and the Argentina international treaties in force with respect to the health of older persons, the elderly and disabled older persons.
· Promote the development of integrated services for the frail and dependent elderly.
· Influencing health care providers about programs, as well as promotion and prevention strategies for older adults.
· Include in the training of human resources the perspective of active and healthy aging and health care tailored to the needs of older adults.
· To promote the concept of an active and healthy aging society in general.
· To encourage the development of research projects aimed at increasing knowledge in the gerontological field and respond to identified needs.


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