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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 138931, 10 pages
Review Article

Ensuring Mobility-Supporting Environments for an Aging Population: Critical Actors and Collaborations

1Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
2Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA

Received 28 January 2011; Accepted 21 April 2011

Academic Editor: Steven Hooker

Copyright © 2011 Chris S. Kochtitzky et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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