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Although recent federal date report that Americans are living longer, many older Americans continue to suffer from preventable health problems.

This year, National Public Health Week focuses on identifying and reducing the barriers that keep older Americans from getting the health care and information they need. APHA and its partners will promote the three Ps in adding more healthy years to life: Prevent, Protect and Plan. Research communications firm Belden Russonello & Stewart will also release the results of a telephone survey of 600 older adults on what barriers Americans face to living healthier lifestyles.