Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults: Realities and Visions / Edition 1

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This authoritative book serves as an invaluable resource for policy advocates, program planners, and service delivery agents. It provides an overview of the major pieces of legislation that currently impact the field of aging, and the lives of older adults; addresses the philosophical, historical, and demographic challenges that they face; and lays out tools that facilitate policy and program development to include the media, coalition building, the use of an evidence base, and health promotion strategies. Jurkowski also examines major service areas for older adults, and how each major mandated program addresses these programs and services—a must for the program planner or a service delivery setting.

The book is also extremely helpful to graduate students in social work, public health, and gerontology, building their understanding of policy development through a critical analysis and review of policy frameworks, and promotes development of skills in shaping programs and implementing policy. Unlike other books in this field, Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults focuses on triangulating skills, policies, and programs for the reader, and blends a social welfare and public health approach to the text's conceptual design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826129444
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 463,087
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Theresa Jurkowski, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). Dr. Jurkowski also coordinates the Certificate in Gerontology through the College of Education and Human Services at SIUC. Her professional background includes both social work and public health. Dr. Jurkowski has spent most of her career writing about access to care issues for older adults and people with disabilities and has been effective in shaping policy and program efforts in the United States, Canada, India, and Niger. She is the author of Policy and Program Planning for the Older Adult, numerous book chapters, and professional articles. She is a member of APHA, CSWE, and GSA, and presents nationally and internationally.
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Table of Contents

  1. List of Figures

    List of Tables



    PART 1: Understanding Policy and Program Development

  2. Background and Demographic Profile of Older Adults
  3. Social, Political, Economic and Demographic Factors and Historical Landmarks Impacting Aging Policy
  4. Philosophical Paradigms and Policy Frameworks
  5. PART II: The Legislative Basis for Programs and Services Affecting Older Adults and/or People with Disabilities

  6. The Social Security Act
  7. Medicare
  8. The Older Americans Act
  9. The Americans with Disabilities Act
  10. Mental Health: The Community Mental Health Act and the President's Freedom Initiative
  11. PART III: Tools for Program and Policy Development

  12. Health Behavior Models
  13. Media and Advocacy Strategies for Change
  14. Coalitions and Coalition Building for Advocacy and Policy Development
  15. Needs Assessment Tools
  16. From Tools to Vision
  17. Using Tools and Strategies to Reach Your Vision

    PART IV: Programs and Services: Realities and Visions

  18. Long Term Care and Home and Community-Based Care
  19. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs: Services and Issues
  20. Health Programs Services And Issues
  21. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  22. Elder Abuse and Neglect
  23. Legal Issues
  24. Challenges for the Future: Realities and Visions
  25. Appendices

    1. SAMHSA's Action Plan for Older Adults

    2. A Sample White Paper Devised Using the Process Implemented in this Book



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