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Gerontology - Minority Health and Aging

Missouri ranks seventh in the nation in the percentage of older adults comprising the total population, according to the 1990 Missouri Census. In addition, research shows that older minorities have poorer standards of living and less access to professional health care than their white counterparts. As such, the Paula J. Carter (formerly the Missouri) Center on Minority Health and Aging (PJCCMHA) was created in conjunction with several state agencies to

  • provide education, training and research information on minority health and aging; 

  • provide technical assistance on minority aging issues and disseminate relevant information to Missouri audiences; 

  • develop innovative community-based demonstration programs that enhance the quality of life for Missouri's minority elders.

For More Information, Contact:

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
Paula J. Carter Center on Minority Health and Aging

900 Leslie Blvd., Lorenzo J. Greene Hall, Suite A
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0029
Phone: (573) 681-5530
Fax (573) 681-5534