• Provide health information—perhaps via live speakers and/or video presentations—to individuals visiting agencies at which waiting times are typically extensive—e.g., motor vehicle department, welfare offices, post offices, etc.

  • Prison systems could expand current inmate education programs to include greater emphasis on health topics.



  • Assisted living centers for the elderly could provide health education videotapes for residents to view in their homes.

  • Health education messages could be displayed on the inside or bathroom stall doors in all public restrooms.

  • Health messages, perhaps in quiz form, could be displayed on movie theater screens for the audience to view while waiting for the movie to begin.

  • Sports celebrities could appear on national media to promote important health issues.

  • Cell phone display screens could provide a “health tip of the day.”

FIGURE B-3 Number of Medicare enrollees.

SOURCE: Number of Medicare Enrollees, by Age of Enrollee: Selected Calendar Years July 1, 1980–1999. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Information Services (http://hcms.hhs.gov/review/supp/table7b.pdf).

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