Boucher to Serve on Task Force on Healthy Aging
Associate Research Professor of Public Policy Nathan Boucher is serving on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s Task Force on Healthy Aging. Boucher is also a senior fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and researches the needs of care givers of older adults, and has clinical experience in hospice and palliative care quality.
The task force will work to identify policies and practices to support food and nutrition security, mobility, falls prevention and social connections for older adults living in the state. The North Carolinians aged 65 and over is expected to grow more than 60 percent by 2037.
Ten task force meetings will take place through December 2022 and are open to the public. A final report will be published in early 2023 with actionable recommendations to inform policies to support healthy aging.
The NCIOM Task Force on Healthy Aging will identify specific and actionable recommendations for state and local leaders to develop comprehensive solutions for these complex topics. It receives support from The Duke Endowment, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Divisions of Public Health and Aging and Adult Services, and AARP North Carolina.