Space, Time and Place: Effects on the Older Latino Population
macro political factors, social determinants, and built environment associations with health and elder lifestyles
September 20–22, 2017
USC Tower at South Park Center
1150 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The 2017 International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA) was hosted by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and organized by its Executive Director William Vega. It is the premier conference on Latino health and aging social research. The USC Roybal Institute also proudly hosted the 2012 ICAA.
The 2017 ICAA is part of the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas (CAA). The general purpose of this conference series is to gather a broad array of researchers to:
- disseminate knowledge the evidence of area (place) effects on health and mental health, general functioning, disability, and mortality of Latino elders;
- examine variation in area-level effects on Latino elders’ health, mental health, and functioning in the context of other major social (structural) determinants and potential confounders such as income, education, occupation, health care access, housing, employment, public safety, social engagement, food security, community-based resources, and household composition and social support;
- Foster high-quality scholarship including transnational research on “place” including local and regional effects on health and functioning of Latinos elders; and
- Increase the ability of emerging scholars to conduct social research in aging that has relevance for health policy and program development and implementation.
The conference is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NIH Grantee: LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Gold Sponsors: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging. Bronze Sponsors: Los Angeles Foundation on Aging, AAPR California, L.A. Care Health Plan. Contributing Sponsors: Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center, The California Endowment, AARP Texas.