Workshop: Using Healthy Life Expectancy to Monitor Population Health

Date & time

8.30am 10 August – 6am 12 August 2013


Springbank Room, Crawford School, The Australian National University


Professor Carol Jagger
Professor Jean-Marie Robine


 Amy Brushwood
 +61 2 9931 9202

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is proud to offer this three day workshop focused on cross-sectional data for health expectancies calculated from longitudinal data.

Hosted by the Centre for Research in Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at the Australian National University, the workshop will provide participants, through lectures, practicals, small groups and participant presentations with the fundamental tools to:

  • Calculate health expectancies and interpret them alongside life expectancies
  • Understand their use in policy and target-setting
  • Appreciate the need for a range of health expectancies, including life expectancy with frailty or with cognitive impairment
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of health expectancies.  

Although the focus of this workshop will be on cross-sectional data, the basic tenets hold for health expectancies calculated from longitudinal data. These methods will form the basis for an advanced workshop in 2014.

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