Healthy Ageing Evidence Base


The Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) has an ageing population who want to stay healthy and well and living independently in their own homes. The estimated number of people aged over 6o years in the region in 2014 was 229,084, or 21.7% of the total EMR population. We expect that this will increase by almost 67,000 to a total of 295,757 by 2026.

Healthy Ageing Paper

In April 2018 the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) completed a healthy ageing paper for IEPCP that explores the theoretical frameworks, strategic and legislative context, factors influencing healthy ageing, interventions and impact.

Health and wellbeing needs of older people in the Eastern Metropolitan Region

In 2016, the Inner East Primary Care Partnership completed a report about the Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People in the Eastern Region of Melbourne.

This report used the World Health Organisation approach to healthy ageing which considers that a person’s ability to live the life they value is determined by both their intrinsic capability—the personal, health and genetic characteristics within them—and the environment in which they live.



Title Date Type Author Files
The Well Healthy Ageing portal

Understand the theory and context behind healthy ageing, learn about the evidence base, local resources, add your own project to share

10/06/2021 Website IEPCP/OEPCP
WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing Baseline Report 2020

Outlines what is healthy ageing and action for the Decade of Healthy Ageing – where are we now, how can we improve by 2030, what action is needed

29/04/2021 Document World Health Organisation
Health and wellbeing of older people in the EMR

Data and analysis about the health and wellbeing of older people living in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne in 2016. Includes full report, summary report and 10 two-page snapshots.

02/01/2019 Link Inner East Primary Care Partnership
Healthy Ageing Paper – NARI

Prepared by NARI for Inner East PCP, this paper explores the theoretical frameworks, strategic and legislative context, factors influencing healthy ageing, interventions and impact.

02/07/2018 Document National Ageing Research Institute and IEPCP
WHO World Report on Ageing & Health 2015

The World Report responds to the challenges of an ageing population by recommending changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided.

12/01/2017 Document World Health Organization
Healthy Ageing Literature Review 2016

Provides an overview of the research evidence for various determinants of healthy ageing.

12/01/2017 Document The National Ageing Research Institute for DHHS
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