Global access to aging information and the gerontology healthy ageing portal

J Gerontol Nurs. 2011 Jan;37(1):14-9. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20101202-01. Epub 2010 Dec 22.


Nursing, gerontology, and information communications technologies are well positioned to influence gerontological health system development by promoting global access to evidence-based best practices that facilitate local access to knowledge. Gerontological nurses, as members of the global community, are encouraged to become partners in promoting active and healthy aging. One mechanism is by participating in the development of a Gerontology Healthy Ageing Portal in the eGranary Digital Library, an "Internet in a Box"™ that provides offline digital resources to institutions and individuals where Internet access is lacking or undependable.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging*
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Geriatrics*
  • Humans
  • Information Services*
  • Internet*