Healthy ageing profiles. Guidance for producing local health profiles for older people



Edited by Lena Kanström, Gianna Zamaro, Claes Sjöstedt and Geoff Green
2008, viii + 36 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 4283 3
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This guidance uses a positive and dynamic model for profiling older people at the local level. Health profiles are important tools for health development planning and for monitoring progress in and accountability for the health of the community. Profiles should not simply promote positive features of city life but also highlight gaps in services and difficult socioeconomic circumstances. The guidance covers 22 indicators grouped into 3 sections: population profile, health and social care systems, and social portrait, indicating wider determinants of health and empowerment.