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.
These are some of the Federal agencies which focus specifically on issues of importance to EPA's Aging Initiative. Others will be added as the web site grows.
- Learn how you can volunteer in your community: Senior Service Corps
U. S. Congress
- Office of the Commissioner
- Senior Nutrition Resources
- Adult Day Care Program
- Commodity Supplemental Nutrition Program
- Congregate Meals
- Eat Smart, Live Strong
- Food Atlas
- Home-delivered Meals Program
- Nutrition Services Incentive Program
- Recipe Finder
- Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- SNAP Pre-Screening Tool
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program
The following Federal agencies are located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are excellent sources of information about older Americans as well as other research that is underway about the health of an aging population.
- Administration on Aging
- Agency for Toxic Substances
and Disease Registry
- US Census
Census An Aging World: 2001 is the 7th major cross-national
report in a Census Bureau Series on the world older population
(PDF, About PDF)
for Disease Control and Prevention
- Healthy Homes
- Falls Have Become the Leading Cause of Injury Deaths for Seniors CDC report reveals that men more likely to experience fatality than women
- Increasing U.S Asthma Mortality Rates: Who is Really Dying? (PDF) (7 pp, 699K, About PDF)
- CDC's National Center for Health Statistics Aging Activities
- National Center for Environmental Health
- Hypothermia-Related Deaths - United States, 2003
- Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Exposures
- The Burden of Chronic Diseases as Causes of Death, United States
Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost,
and Productivity Losses --- United States, 1997--2001
- The Corporation for National and Community Service
- Federal Interagency
Forum on Aging - Related Statistics
- Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics Older Americans Update 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
- Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Please send requests to Kristen Robinson, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 6321, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Copies can also be ordered by calling (301) 458-4460 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This report is also available online at http://www.AgingStats.gov.
Americans 2004: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Older Americans 2004: Key Indicators of Well-Being is the second in a series of reports produced by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics that describe the overall status of the U.S. population age 65 and over. Free copies of this report are still available for teachers and students interested in aging-related issues. Please send requests to Kristen Robinson, National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 6321, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Copies can also be ordered by calling (301) 458-4460 or by emailing email@example.com. This report is also available online at www.AgingStats.gov.
- The Ozone Report: Measuring Progress through 2003 (PDF, About PDF)
- A December 17, 2004 map of the counties not meeting the new standard for PM2.5
- State Designations: EPA issued official designations for the PM2.5 standard on December 17, 2004.
- Nonattainment Areas
for Criteria Pollutants: Areas of the country where air pollution
levels persistently exceed the national ambient air quality standards
may be designated "nonattainment."
- Air Quality Indicator #27 Health Risks and Behaviors Chapter
- Indian Health Service
- Pandemic Flu: The official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza
- Information for...
Planning and Development: Environment
- Office of Healthy Homes
and Lead Hazard Control
Department of Interior
Department of Justice
- Correspondence on S. 3397, the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (PDF) (2 pp, 54K, About PDF)
The following offices are located within the U.S. Department of Transportation
Order on Human Service Transportation Coordination,
February 24, 2004
- The Department of Transportation has
sponsored a number of research studies and held a national dialogue
on the transportation needs of the rapidly increasing aging population.
In conducting the national dialogue, DOT has engaged a broad range
of perspectives from transportation professionals, medical and social
service providers, public officials and agencies,and organizations
that deal with older people on a daily basis. The Department has recently
released a report "Safe
Mobility for a Maturing Society: Challenges and Opportunities (PDF)"
(44 pp, 298K, About PDF).
This report presents strategies for addressing the major transportation
areas identified as needing improvement.
- National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
The following Institutes located within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research on aging issues.
- The National Library of Medicine
- National Institute on Aging
- National Institute on Environmental
- Role of the Environment in Parkinson's Disease
- Public Health Consequences of Global Climate Change in the United States-- Some Regions May Suffer Disproportionately
- New Study Links Lead Exposure with Increased Risk of Cataract
- For a listing of all NIH Institutes and Centers.
- NIH Senior Health
Report to Congress 2003 on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations
and Unfunded Mandates on State, Local and Tribal Entities (PDF) (234 pp, 24MB, About PDF)
to the President's Management Council, Benefit Cost-Methods and Lifesavings
Rules, Graham, JD, 2003 (PDF) (2 pp, 122K, About PDF)
The following Federal links will provide you with specific information for and about older Americans:
- U.S. Census Bureau
for Seniors Health
of Older Americans, 2003
Directory for Older People (PDF, About PDF)
Information on Older Persons
- Senate Special Committee on Aging