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Brown ArrowAging Population Issues

This topic contains information related to those 65 and older, with a health services research focus.







  • AARP Details

    Formerly American Association of Retired Persons. A non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. As noted on its website, since its inception in 1958, AARP has grown and changed dramatically in response to societal changes, while remaining true to its founding principles: to promote independence, dignity and purpose for older persons; to enhance the quality of life for older persons; to encourage older people; and, to serve, not to be served.

  • ADvancing States Details

    This organization represents the nation's 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

  • Administration for Community Living Details

    Created by DHHS on April 16, 2012, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has the goal of increasing access to community supports and full participation, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities. The ACL will include the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in a single agency, with enhanced policy and program support for both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups such as children with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, or seniors, including seniors with Alzheimer's.

  • Administration on Aging (AoA) Details

    Part of the ACL, AoA's mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

  • Alliance for Aging Research Details

  • Alzheimer's Association Details

    Leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Includes information for consumers, caregivers, and professionals. Advocacy, policy, news updates.

  • American Federation for Aging Research Details

    This is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research.

  • American Geriatrics Society Details

    Not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

  • American Psychological Association - Office on Aging Details

    The Office on Aging promotes health and well-being of older adults, with a focus on psychological knowledge.

  • American Psychological Association Office on Aging Details

    Office serves as coordination point for APA activities pertaining to aging and geropsychology, the field within psychology devoted to older adult issues.

  • American Society on Aging Details

    Organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging; resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

  • Center for Healthcare Strategies, Inc. Details

    This is a non-profit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children, adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Details

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Provides information for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers.

  • Grantmakers in Aging Details

    Network of funders and experts in the field focused on strengthening grantmaking for an aging society.

  • Health in Aging Foundation Details

    This Foundation is a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. According to its website, its aim is to build a bridge between the research and practice of geriatrics and the public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.

  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Details

    An independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues, including comparative effectiveness research, facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

  • Institute for the Future of Aging Services Details

    Policy research institute housed within the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging founded to create a bridge between the practice, policy and research communities to advance the development of high-quality health, housing and supportive services for America's aging population.

  • Leadership Council of Aging Organizations Details

  • LeadingAge Details

    The LeadingAge community includes U.S. not-for-profit organizations, state partners, businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries. The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions, to seniors, children, and others with special needs.

  • Long-Term Care Details

    A topic page that provides information for professionals and policymakers, as well as links to research findings, on AHRQ's long-term care initiatives.

  • Long-Term Care Services and Supports Interest Group Details

    The mission of the Long-Term Care Interest Group is to foster the development of the information base needed for policy and practice to meet the growing need for Long-Term Care.

  • Medicare Learning Network® Details

    A free Medicare education and information portal from CMS geared towards health care professionals. MLN provides educational resources, web-based training, and an electronic mailing list.

  • Medicare and Medicaid at 50 and Beyond Details

    The history and future of Medicare and Medicaid are reviewed in this Kaiser Family Foundation website.

  • National Academy of Medicine - Aging Details

    The IOM examines the health care needs of our older population, including the size and strength of the workforce and research that will be necessary as this population grows. Access reports and activities from this website.

  • National Alliance for Caregiving Details

    The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations. The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally.

  • National Asian Pacific Center on Aging Details

    National advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans in their senior years; includes helpline numbers for Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese speakers.

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Details

    Umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., n4a advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.

  • National Center on Elder Abuse Details

    Resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

  • National Center on Law & Elder Rights Details

    A national resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on the legal rights of older adults. Providing webinars, trainings, written materials, and case consultations, NCLER is a one-stop resource for professionals serving older adults with the greatest economic and social needs.

  • National Council on Aging Details

    An organization working to improve the health and economic security of older adults.

  • National Hispanic Council on Aging Details

    National non-profit advocates on behalf of older Hispanic adults.

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Details

    The largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the US. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of enhancing quality of life.

  • National Indian Council on Aging Details

    National nonprofit advocates for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.

  • National Institute on Aging Details

    The NIA has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people. The website offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families. Scientists will find detailed information on areas of research interest and funding opportunities.

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Details

    An organization established by a federal grant from HHS, the Center provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources to and for the aging LGBT commmunity and organizations.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Details

    RWJF's mission is to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

  • Scan Foundation Details

    The SCAN Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to long-term services and supports that keep seniors self-sufficient, at home and in the community. As the only foundation with a mission focused exclusively on long-term care, The SCAN Foundation is taking action to develop and support programmatic and policy-oriented recommendations and solutions that address the needs of seniors and influence public policy to improve the current system.

  • Supportive Older Women's Network Details

    Helps women (60+) cope with their specialized aging concerns. Support groups, leadership training, consultation, outreach and networking. Newsletter