Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2023

Vanessa Trintinaglia

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Brazil

Title: Public Health Policies for healthy aging in Latin America: an integrative review


Objective: To contextualize public policies for healthy aging in Latin America, based on the analysis of scientific production on the subject. Methods: This is an integrative literature review, carried out in December 2019 and January 2020 through a search in the National Library of Medicine (Medline), Virtual Health Library (VHL), and Scientific Electronic Library Databases Online (SciElo), adopting the following descriptors: healthy aging (Envejecimiento Saludable) and public health policy (Politica de Salud), concurrently with the application of the Boolean operator and, in Portuguese and Spanish. As inclusion criteria, the following were considered: complete original and review articles (bibliographic and documentary) referring to public policies for healthy aging and open access. However, the papers that did not address public health policies for the elderly, duplicate studies, editorials, theses, and publications unrelated to the Latin American reality were excluded. The time limit was not considered. Results: 37 articles were listed, distributed into four categories of analysis, according to the topic addressed: public policies for aging; aging (healthy?): some proposals, aging and disease, and finally, the health of the elderly and health professionals. Conclusion: The demographic transition experienced in the countries of this study signals a concern regarding the future demands necessary for the care of the elderly population.


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