Jump to main content.

Contact Us

EPA Reports and Factsheets

This information will help you learn more about the research that is being done to date to further the Aging Initiative including a summary of EPA projects or supported projects and various fact sheets and reports developed by EPA.

EPA Reports and Presentations

Here you will find a collection of reports and fact sheets issued by the EPA or its grantees on various topics related to the environment, aging and health. The reports are organized by topic in alphabetical order and have been identified as either general or technical in nature.

Presentations at annual conferences


2012


Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference November 13-18, 2012 San Diego, CA

Measuring Outcomes and Selecting Effective Interventions to Advance the National Prevention Strategy
Steven P. Wallace, PhD, Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Tools and Strategies to Design Healthy Communities for All Ages and Abilities: Making it Easy to Be Healthy for a Lifetime
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor for Aging and Sustainability, US EPA Office of Research and Development

GSA Pre-Conference November 13, 2012

Community Makeovers: Creating Healthy, Environmentally-Friendly and a Great Places to Live
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor for Aging and Sustainability, US EPA Office of Research and Development

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA October 29-31, 2012

Decreasing Exposure to Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Risk
Wayne Cascio, MD,, National Health and Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development

From the Ground up to the Sky: Bringing Aging and Child Advocates together to Expand Traditional Air Quality Coalitions
Steven P. Wallace, PhD, Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Using EPA's Air Quality Index to Reduce Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Older Adults
Susan Stone, US EPA, Office of Air and Radiation

Healthy Environments Across the Life Span
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor for Aging and Sustainability, US EPA, Office of Research and Development

Lifecourse Approach to Health
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor for Aging and Sustainability, US EPA, Office of Research and Development

The Aging-Friendly Agenda: Webinar Sponsored by the American Planning Association Private Practive Division March 16, 2012

Sustainable Communities: Good for the Environment and Our Health
Kathy Sykes, US EPA, ORD

Age Friendly Philadelphia
Kate Clark, MA and Allen Glicksman, PhD, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

2011


Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting 2011

Neighborhood Characteristics and Walking in Older Adults: Baseline Results from the Cardiovascular Health Study
Tingjian (Jessie) Yan, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, AHA-PRT Outcomes Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California Los Angeles

Encorps Leadership Coprs: Engaging Older Adults to Solve Community Problems
Jennifer Crittenden, MSW, Leonard Kaye DWS/ PhD, David Wihry, MPA, Amanda Chamberlain MSW, University of Maine Center on Aging

The Environment: We Are All in this Together
Kathy Sykes., Senior Advisor US EPA Aging Initiative

Transforming Climate, Communities, and Engaging Elders in Environmental Stewardship
Kathy Sykes., Senior Advisor US EPA Aging Initiative

American Public Health Association, November 2, 2011
Symposium: Environment and Aging

Association of Blood Cotinine Level With Cognitive and Physical Performance in Older Adults
Wajiha Z Akhtar, MPH; Elena M Andresen, PhD; Michael B Cannell, MPH; Xiaohui Xu, PhD

Hospitalizations in the Alaskan elderly: 15-year trends in demographics and health care utilization
Kenneth Chui, Steven Cohen, Chery Rosa, Ekaterina Naumova, Elena Naumova

Environment and Aging: Exposure Considerations in Elders
Thomas McCurdy, US EPA, ORD, Kathy Sykes, US EPA Aging Initiative

Bringing New Participants into the Planning Process
Wendy Landman, Executive Director, WalkBoston

American Public Health Association, October 31,2011

Symposium: Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging

Geoffrey Anderson, CEO and President of Smart Growth America

Improving Health and the Built Environment for Older Adults: Use of Health Impact Assessment
Andy Dannenberg, MD, PhD Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Consultant Healthy Communities Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC

Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging
Ted Schettler, MD

Building a healthy local food system to benefit every age
Judy Berger



Overview of Climate Hazards Relevant to Older Adults
Heidi Cullen , Climate Central

Climate Change and Older Americans
Howard Frumkin, MD, Dr .P.H., Dean School of Public Health, University of Washington

Climate Change and Older Adults (PDF)
Michael McGeehin, PhD, MSPH RTI

Inequities and Vulnerabilities of Older Adults Under Climate Change
Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH

Growing Old in a Changing Climate: Priorities for Research, Policy and Planning
Michael Weston, MS, Disaster Consultant, Long Term Recovery Specialist, FEMA

The Impact of Climate Variability on the Health of Older Americans
Heather Stewart, PhD. Simon Fraser University, Department of Gerontology and UBC Brain Research Center

Climate Change and the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans
Bryan McNally, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Annual Conference
Washington, DC, July 18, 2011

Symposium: Pharmaceutical Stewardship: Prudent Disposal of Unused Medications

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Water (PDF)
Octavia Conerely. Office of Science and Technology, US EPA

Take-Back Programs: A Brief Regulation and Legislation Review
Lisa Lauer, Office of Resources, Conservation and Recovery, US EPA

EPA Pilots for Safe Disposal of Unused or Unwanted Medications
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, US EPA Aging Initiative

Think Tank Meeting Growing Old in a Changing Climate, May 24, 2011

Shared Learning for Climate Change in an Aging World
Stewart Cohen, PhD, Environment Canada and University of BC, Vancouver, BC

New Tools of Processes for Aging Visionaries: Elders as Agents of Change in the Community
Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Ph.D., ASLA

Special Challenges for Public Health with Climate Change and Aging Populations: Waterborne Illness
Tim Takaro, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Mitigating Climate Change and the Short and Long term Benefits of Acting Now
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, US EPA Aging Initiative

American Society on Aging Annual Conference, April 29, 2011

The Effects of Green Streets on Older Adult's Physical and Mental Health
Margaret Neal, PhD; Jennifer Dill, PhD Gretchen Luhr, Doctoral Candidate; Arlie Adkins, Doctoral Candidate; Vivek Shandas, Phd; Darin Lund, MPH, Portland State University

Encore Leadership Corps: Engaging Older American Volunteers as Smart Growth Leaders
Jennifer Crittenden, MSW; Amanda Chamberlin, BSW; Lenard Kaye, DSW, PhD, University of Maine, Center on Aging

Designing Sustainable Communities for Healthy Aging
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, US EPA Aging Initiative

New Partners for Smart Growth Annual Meeting

Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging: 2007-2010
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, U.S. EPA Aging Initiative

Planning for America's Future: Planning for Aging
Rodney Harrell, PhD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Smart Growth and Senior Mobility
Mary Leary, PhD. Senior Director, Easter Seals Project Action

Cary, NC: A Case Study
Jeff Ulma, AICP, Planning Director, Town of Cary, NC
Juliet Andes, AICP, Principle Planner, Town of Cary, NC

2010

Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, News Orleans, LA. November 22, 2010

Sustainable Communities: Good for the Environment and Our Health
Kathy Sykes, MA, Senior Advisor, U.S. EPA Aging Initiative

The Effects of Green Streets on Older Adults' Physical and Mental Health
Margaret Neal, PhD, Jennifer Dill, PhD, Gretchen Luhr, Doctoral Candidate, Arlie Adkins, Doctoral Student, Vivek Shandas, PhD, Darin Lund, MPH Candidate, Portland State University

The EPA Model and Philadelphia
Kate Clark, MPA, Allen Glicksman, PhD, David Nevison , MSS & MBA Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

EnCorps Leadership Corps: Design and Implementation Strategies for Engaging Older Adult Volunteers as Environmental Stewards
Jennifer Crittenden, MSW, Amanda Chamberlain, BSW,Lenard W. Kaye, DSW/PhD, University of Maine Center on Aging

APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

Sustainable Communities: Progress from Federal Partners, November 10, 2010

The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities
Abby Hugill, Healthy Homes Representative, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Sustainable Communities: Progress from Federal Partners
Lynn Richards, Policy Director
U.S. EPA, Office of Sustainable Communities

Making "Sustainable Communities" for People of All Ages
Rodney Harrell, PhD
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Environmental Heath Threats to Older Adults and Policy Solutions, November 9, 2010

Climate Change, Environmental Health and Older Adults
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor
U.S. EPA Aging Initiative

Creating Change: Environmental Policy Initiatives & Tools to Support Healthy Aging
Rebecca Hunter, M.Ed

Neighborhood Built Environment and Mobility in Older Populations: A Review Evaluation of Proposed Implied Policies
William A. Satariano, Ph.D., MPH

Building Capacity for Environmental Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging
Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN

Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging Symposium, Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Considerations for the Aging Workforce
David H. Wegman, MD, MSc, Department of Work Environment, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Healthy Aging And Where You Live: Community Design Relationships with Physical Activity and Body Weight in Older Americans
Dr. Lawrence Frank, University of British Columbia

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Annual Meeting, July 18, 2010

Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being: How You can Get A Handle on the Data
Elena M. Fazio – Staff Director, Aging Forum
Kathy Sykes – Senior Advisor, US EPA Aging Initiative

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting, June 7, 2010

Demonstrating the Benefits of Green Streets for Active Aging
Margaret B. Neal, PhD and Carlos Crespo, DrPH

Sustainable Communities for All Ages
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor
U.S. EPA Aging Initiative

American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Annual Conference 2010
March 17th Symposium

Evidence-based Environmental Approaches to Promote Physical Activity
Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAA
Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 2010

Successful Policies and Community-based Initiatives in Rural and Small Town America
Rebecca Hunter, M.E.d., UNC
Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 2010

Our Communities, Ourselves: Improving Our Health & the Environment
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, U.S. EPA Aging Initiative
Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 2010

RCRA and Pharmaceutical Waste Management: A Brief Federal Overview
Webinar January 12, 2010 by Lisa Lauer, US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

2009

Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA. November 21, 2009

Symposium: Environmental Civic Engagement: It's Working

Prescription Drug Disposal and Programming as a Vehicle for Older Adult Civic Engagement (PDF) (20 pp, 3.2MB)
Jennifer Crittenden, M.S.W., Research Associate and Lenard Kaye, DSW/PhD UMaine Center on Aging
Stevan Gressitt, MD Office of Adult Mental Health Services, Maine DHHS, Augusta, ME

Applying the "Healthy Cities and Communities" Approach to Creating a Livable Main Street for Older Adults
Clare Smith, Research Associate, Center for Civic Partnerships

Environmental Civic Engagement: It's Working
Kathy Sykes, MA Senior Advisor US EPA Aging Initiative
Washington, DC

American Public Health Association, November 2009

Forum Symposium — Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging

Healthy Houses for Older and Disabled People: A Missing Piece
ELeanor Smith

Forum Symposium — Healthy Aging Research Network
November 11, 2009

Neighborhood Safety and Active Aging
William Satariano, Ph.D., MPH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Diversity in the Urban Environment: Direct and Indirect Effects on Active Aging
Thomas R. Prohaska, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago
Co-Authors: William Satariano, PhD, Amy Eisenstein, MS, Melissa Kealey, MPH, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago

APHA Environment Section Symposium
Emerging Environmental Health Challenges: Pharmaceuticals in Water
November 10, 2009

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Regulatory Challenges Ahead
Ed Ohanian, PhD, Director Health and Ecological Criteria Division, Office of Water, U.S. EPA

Pharmaceuticals and other Emerging Environmental Contaminants: Sources, Occurrence, and Health Implications
Herb Buxton, Director, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Prudent Disposal of Unused Medications: Why it Matters to our Aging Population
Kathy Sykes, M.A., Senior Advisor, U.S. EPA Aging Initiative

Stewardship Programs: What Can Work in Your Community
Virginia Thompson, U.S. EPA Region 3

Symposium on Aging and the Environment
Cornell University 2009, Ithacha, NY 2009

Promoting Environmental Consciousness and Reducing Prescription Drug Misuse Through the Use of a Citizen Mail-Back Program
February 3, 2009
Lenard W. Kaye

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

Excellence In Building Healthy Communities For Active Aging
January 2009
Achievement Award Winner
Portland Bureau of Transportation, Donna Green

Commitment Award Winner
January 2009
City of Satellite Beach, Florida, Mayor Mark Brimer

2008

Gerontological Society of America 2008 Conference

Implementing a Consumer Pharmaceutical Mailback Program
November 24, 2008.
Jennifer A. Crittenden, Lenard W. Kaye, Jason Charland, Stevan Gressit

PSI Dialogue Meeting on Pharmaceuticals in Sacramento, CA, June 2008

Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program Models
December 2, 2008.
David Stitzhal, Full Circle Environmental, Inc., Seattle, Washington

Public Comment Background Presentation

Proposed Addition of Hazardous Pharmaceutical Wastes to the Federal Universal Waste Program
December 1, 2008.
Lisa Lauer, Office of Solid Waste, EPA

Long Island 2008 Conference Presentation

Intergenerational Programs and Policy: From Vision to Practice Conference
November 7, 2008.
Matt Kaplan, Ph.D. Associate Professor Intergenerational Programs and Aging, Penn State University

American Public Health Association 2008 Annual Conference

Evidence Shows How to Build Healthier Communities
James Sallis, PhD.
San Diego State University

The Reconstruction of America
Arthur C. Nelson, Ph.D., FAICP
Presidential Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
Director of Metropolitan Research
University of Utah

Impact of theBuilt Environment on the Health of Older Adults
Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD MPH
National Center for Environmental HealthCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
acd7@cdc.gov
American Public Health Association San Diego, October 28, 2008

Getting the Message Out About Brain Health: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Older Adults’Media Awareness and Communication Needs on How to Maintain a Healthy Brain
Daniela B. Friedman, PhD, James N. Laditka, DA, PhD, Rebecca Hunter, MEd, Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA, BeiWu, PhD, Sarah B. Laditka, PhD, Winston Tseng, PhD, Sara J. Corwin, MPH, PhD, RuiLiu, MPH, and Anna E. Mathews, MS

Society for Human Ecology 2008 Annual Conference, September 11, 2008

Safe Medicine Disposal for Me
Lenard Kaye, D.S.W./Ph.D., Director and Professor
UMaine Center on Aging

Discarded Drugs as Environmental Contaminants
Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhDChristian G. Daughton, PhD
U.S. EPAORD, NERL, Las Vegas

Prudent Disposal of Unused Medications: Public Policy and Legislation
Kathy Sykes, US EPA, Aging Initiative

2008 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Meeting

Use of Heat Illness Investigation Data in the Cal/OSHA Regulatory Process
Amalia Neidhardt MPH, CIH, DOSH –Cal/OSHA
Dr. Janice Prudhomme, CDPH Public Health Medical Officer

7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference: February 7, 2008

Surfing the Age Tsunami: Smart Growth and the Age Wave
Brett Van Akkeren, US EPA

Lifelong Communities: A regional approach to aging
Atlanta Regional Commission , Kathryn Lawler

Baby Boomers Get Smart: Local Strategie to Prepare for the Aging Boom February 8, 2008
Kathy Sykes, US EPA

Baby Boomers Get Smart: Local and State Strategies to Prepare for the Aging Population
Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Elder-Ready and Environmentally-Friendly Communities: The Town od Culpeper and Copper Ridge
Chuck Stephenson, PE. Town Engineer/Planning Director, Town of Culpeper, Virginia

2007

Gerontological Society of America 2007 Annual Meeting

Older Adults As a Sensitive Population – Considerations in Risk Assessment
Anna M. Fan, Robert A. Howd, George Alexeeff

2007 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Symposium: Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging

Learning Network for Active Aging: Challenges and Success to Date
Marica Ory, PhD, Cathy Liles, MPH, etc.

Effects of the Rural Built Enviornment on Physical Activity
Stephanie S. Frost, MAOM, R.Turner Goins PhD, Department of Community Medicine, Center on Aging, West Virginia University

Best Practice PA Programs: Findings from the National Impact Study
Rachel Seymour, PhD; Susan Hughes, DSW; Richard Campbell, PhD; Karumah Cosey, BA

Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging
Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor, US EPA Aging Initiative

Symposium: Environment and Aging

Residential Modifications and Physical Decline among Community-Dwelling Elderly: Results of a Survey-Weighted Propensit Model
Sze Yan Liu, MPH and Kate L. Lapane, PhD, Brown University

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging 2007 Annual Meeting

Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging
Kathy Sykes, US EPA Aging Inititiative.

Physical Activity: Exploring This Important Component of Healthy Aging, Across the Continuum. Mira Trufasiu, MSG, Manager Partners in Care Foundation - Los Angeles, CA and Serena Sanker, MS, Senior Program Assoc. National Council on Aging - Washington, DC

American Planning Association Annual Meeting 2007

Integrating Smart Growth and Active Aging: Promoting Community Planning to Address the Needs of an Aging Population. Sandy Markwood, CEO National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Active Aging: Achievable through Planning. Marcia Ory, PhD. MPH, Active for Life National Program Office

Integrating Active Aging and Smart Growth, Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor Aging Initiative, USEPA

2006

A State Perspective on the Environmental Health Effects on Older Adults -- Henry Anderson, MD, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, WI Division of Public Health, June 6, 2006 Annual Conference of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

2005

Workshop on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment -- EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory, Las Vegas, NV, August 23-25, 2005

Presentations and Abstracts: Workshop on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment -- EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory, Las Vegas, NV, August 23-25, 2005

Effects of an Aging Population on Ecology and Environmental Quality
by Patricia Bradley, US EPA - Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Human Ecology, October 14, 2005

Aging of Atlanta: Preparing for the Region's Future -- Presentation by Kathryn Lawler, EPA grantee, at the annual meeting of the Society for Human Ecology, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 14, 2005

"Health Effects and What We Know and Can Do About Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults. CSTE Annual Meeting 2005, on June 8, 2005, presented by Wayne Cascio, MD, Professor of Medicine and Cheif, Division of Cardiology, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.

"Health Hazards of Air Pollution and Prevention Efforts," a presentation at the annual conference of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists on June 9, 2004 by Susan Stone, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Top of page

Aging Initiative

Top of page

Contact the Aging Web editor to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.


Jump to main content.