HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. IV. Types of Dissemination Methods


AoA information is disseminated in many mediums, with the following being most common:

  1. Print -- publications, books, newsletters, brochures, booklets, pamphlets, and reports.
  2. Oral -- formal speeches, oral presentations, interviews, or commentaries for publication or broadcast; letters-to-the-editor or correspondence likely to result in similar publications.
  3. Electronic -- The AoA Web site is a Central Information Resource in Aging. It is also a vehicle for enhancing the way AoA carries out its business operations. To accomplish this dual mission, AoA must put the needs of its users first. It serves as a dynamic source of credible, reliable and timely information and technical assistance designed to support our network, aging service providers, older people and their families in the daily conduct of their lives and work as well as helping the agency carry out its various business operations.