Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health: To Invest in Health is Key to Addressing the Aging

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Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health: To Invest in Health is Key to Addressing the Aging

November 04, 2016

Recently, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Fudan University’s School of Public Health hosted a three-day summit with scientists, policy makers and industry experts from China and around the world to review best practices, including how cross-sector dialogue on aging and health can provide valuable insights for Chinese and international policy makers, researchers and business leaders. Linda Fried, dean of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, pointed out that, the elderly were not at a disadvantage in terms of experience, patience, wisdom, creativity, willingness or capability compared with young people. Therefore, a new model is required to enable the elderly to contribute to the society. Dean Fried also emphasized the importance of preventing non-communicable chronic diseases, for the benefits of the prevention far outweigh its costs. To invest in health early on is conducive to people in all age groups and thus is the key to addressing the aging.

 

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