Brown ArrowAging Population Issues

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



  • States Modify Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Waivers to Respond to COVID-19 Details

    The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made it easier for states to temporarily modify their Medicaid policies and programs through state 1115 demonstration, 1915(c) Appendix K home- and community-based services, and Section 1135 public health emergency waivers. States can also streamline changes through Medicaid state plan amendments. These CMS checklists and templates are helpful tools for states preparing waiver applications.




  • 2020 Learning Collaborative: Medicare Advantage Details

    The purpose of the Medicare Advantage Learning Collaborative (MALC), hosted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Aging and Disability Business Institute at the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), is to provide not for profit community-based organizations (CBOs) with the knowledge and skills to pursue partnerships and contracts with Medicare Advantage plans for delivery of home and community-based services and supports.

  • ADRC/No Wrong Door System Funding Opportunity: Critical Relief Funds for COVID-19 Pandemic Response Details

    Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) through a coordinated No Wrong Door System infrastructure provide the foundation to support the most venerable populations during such crisis. This additional funding will help states across the country increase capacity and support resource allocation to ensure state and community level coordination to immediately respond to pressing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Administration on Aging Funding Opportunities Details

    Each year, Congress appropriates funds for use by AoA and the other Federal Agencies in carrying out their mission. AoA provides grant funding to States and territories, recognized Native American Tribes and Hawaiian Americans, as well as nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and academic institutions. Individuals are not eligible to apply for AoA funding.

  • Advanced-Stage Development and Utilization of Research Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies (R33 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    This FOA invites applications that propose to support advanced-stage development and utilization of novel research infrastructure to advance the science of aging in specific areas requiring interdisciplinary partnerships or collaborations.

  • Advancing Community Integrated Health Networks and State Leadership in No Wrong Door Systems Details

    The leadership of state aging and disability agencies can play a critical role in supporting the synchronization of community services and health care systems by enhancing a statewide No Wrong Door (NWD) System approach for all populations across multiple payers. The Funding Opportunity Announcement offers two opportunities for innovation in network development and NWD System infrastructure: 1) Develop and enhance a governance and administration structure to establish state leadership and management of NWD System functions in order to coordinate, strengthen, and streamline access to home and community-based services and supports. This includes expanding opportunities to collaborate with state leaders across Medicaid, nutrition, housing, transportation, employment, and other sectors to proactively and strategically align state resources to address social determinants of health; and 2) Support community based organizations in becoming network lead entities in order to formalize partnerships with health care systems. A network lead entity is an organization that helps to create a community integrated health network at the community, regional, statewide or multi-state level that directs the development and design of a network structure and facilitates services, administrative oversight, and governance responsibilities.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding for research grant applications focused on palliative care in geriatric populations.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) Details

    Funding for research focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA covers studies in a variety of settings including hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty medical or surgical wards, intensive care units, and emergency departments), post-acute care settings, outpatient clinics and doctors' offices, patients' homes and other residential settings, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and other healthcare or community settings.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding for exploratory or developmental research grant applications to develop new tools, methods, and models focused on palliative care in geriatric populations.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21) Details

    Funding for exploratory or developmental research to develop new tools, methods, and models focused on palliative care in geriatric populations.

  • Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide dissertation awards in all areas of research within NIAs strategic priorities to increase the diversity of the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Dementia Capability in Indian Country Details

    The objective of the Dementia-Capability in Indian Country funding opportunity is to develop and expand the dementia-capability of tribal home and community-based service systems to include the availability of dementia-capable supportive services for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), their families and their caregivers.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities Details

    Cooperative agreements under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI), are dedicated to the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems in States and Communities. There are two application options contained in this FOA, one for States (Option A) and the other for Communities (Option B). No entity would be eligible to apply for both State and Community options. The systems resulting from program activities under both program options will provide quality, person-centered services that help individuals remain independent and safe in their communities.

  • American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR) Funding Details

    Since 1981, AFAR has provided approximately $132 million to more than 2,800 talented investigators and students.

  • American Geriatrics Society Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Details

    The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program supports developing a better healthcare workforce for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing older adult and family engagement in health and care, and transforming the healthcare system.

  • BOLD Public Health Programs to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Programs Details

    This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will fund health departments of states, political subdivisions of states, Indian tribes and tribal organizations to develop systematic approaches to improve the public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: the 2018-2023 Road Map, as well as the Road Map for Indian Country (RM series) as a framework.

  • Development of Research Education Resources for Geriatrics-Related Translational and Clinical Scientists (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Details

    The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

  • End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding for research focused on identification of the key barriers to effective end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) health literacy in diverse settings and populations, and to create novel strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve EOLPC health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers.

  • End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding for research focused on identification of the key barriers to effective end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) health literacy in diverse settings and populations, and to create novel strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve EOLPC health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers.

  • Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement encourages collaborative teams to target gaps in methods and outcomes regarding research participant recruitment and retention. The primary outcome will be the development of a population of diverse community members ready to engage in NIA funded clinical research studies.

  • Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Details

    Program offers two different tracks for individual placement: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency; (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. The project may be focused at a global, federal, state or community level.

  • Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals Details

    A competition for state and community leaders in the aging and disability network, health care systems, health plans, and health IT vendors to cultivate care coordination by developing and/or optimizing interoperable and scalable technology platforms.

  • Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding to support innovative research that examines aspects of marijuana and prescription opioid and benzodiazepine use in adults aged 50 and older. This FOA encourages research that examines the determinants of these types of drug use and/or characterizes the resulting neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences.

  • Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding to support innovative research that examines aspects of marijuana and prescription opioid and benzodiazepine use in adults aged 50 and older. This FOA encourages research that examines the determinants of these types of drug use and/or characterizes the resulting neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences.

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01) Details

    Funding to 1) improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science.

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21) Details

    This FOA encourages exploratory/developmental research applications at the intersection of HIV and aging by addressing two overarching objectives: 1) to improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) to improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science.

  • NIA Research & Funding Opportunities Details

    This site lists funding opportunities from the National Institute on Aging.

  • NIA Research and Funding Details

    Information and links on research, grants, and funding opportunities supported by NIA.

  • National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) Approved Concepts Details

    Approved concepts from the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meetings that may potentially become funding opportunities. Page is designed to give researchers a head start in writing up their grant proposals.

  • National Alzheimers Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Details

    This FOA invites applications for a National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) whose purpose is to serve NIA and the Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease- related dementias (AD/ADRD) field as 1) a national data resource, collecting data from the Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs), affiliated data, and sample repositories; 2) a facilitator of current and future AD/ADRD research; and 3) the central hub for organizing and enabling communication within and outside the ADRC program, including annual meetings and steering committees.

  • National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications specific to infrastructure that will support the storage, analysis, and sharing of primary and secondary data for the genetics and genomics of Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD).

  • Network Innovation & Infrastructure Opportunities: Enhancing a State No Wrong Door System Details

    The leadership of state aging and disability agencies can play a critical role in supporting the synchronization of community services and health care systems by enhancing a statewide No Wrong Door (NWD) System approach for all populations and all payers. The Funding Opportunity Announcement offers two opportunities for innovation in network development and NWD System infrastructure: 1) Develop and enhance a governance and administration structure to establish state leadership and management of NWD System functions in order to coordinate, strengthen, and streamline access to home and community-based services and supports. This includes expanding opportunities to collaborate with state leaders across Medicaid, nutrition, housing, transportation, employment, and other sectors to proactively and strategically align state resources to address social determinants of health, and 2) Support community based organizations in becoming “Network Lead Entities” (NLE) in order to formalize partnerships with health care systems. A NLE is an organization that helps to create a community integrated health network (CIHN) that directs the development and design of a network structure and facilitates services, administrative oversight and governance responsibilities.

  • Nursing Workforce Diversity Eldercare Enhancement Program Details

    The Nursing Workforce Diversity-Eldercare Enhancement Program provides enhanced eldercare education and training opportunities to nursing students and current practicing registered nurses (RNs) from disadvantaged backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities among registered nurses.

  • Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding for research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings.

  • Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    The purpose of this funding opportunity is to stimulate research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings.

  • Planning Projects for Clinical Trials on Effects of Sustained Reductions in Caloric Intake and Related Dietary Practices in Younger and Older Persons (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for 3-year planning projects for trials in either of two age ranges (25 to 50 or ? 50 years of age) to determine the effects of sustained (e.g. 5-year) caloric restriction (CR) and other interventions that modify the amount, timing, or composition of nutrient intake on risk factors for aging-related conditions and mechanisms that may influence health span and longevity.

  • Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research on mid-life adults (those 50 to 64 years of age) that can inform efforts to optimize health and wellness as individuals age and prevent illness and disability in later years.

  • Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research on mid-life adults (those 50 to 64 years of age) that can inform efforts to optimize health and wellness as individuals age and prevent illness and disability in later years.

  • Promoting Caregiver Health Using Self-Management (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management.

  • Research Infrastructure Development for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    This FOA invites applications that propose to develop novel research infrastructure that will advance the science of aging in specific areas requiring interdisciplinary partnerships or collaborations. This FOA will use the NIH Phased Innovation Award (R21/R33) mechanism to provide up to 2 years of R21 support for initial developmental activities, and up to 3 years of R33 support for expanded activities. Through this award, investigators will develop a sustainable research infrastructure to support projects that address key interdisciplinary aging research questions.

  • Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding to encourage research that seeks to build the science of self-management for health in chronic conditions. This FOA focuses on self-management as a mainstream science to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions.

  • Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Details

    Funding to encourage research that seeks to build the science of self-management for health in chronic conditions. This FOA focuses on self-management as a mainstream science to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions.

  • Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Details

    Funding to encourage research that seeks to build the science of self-management for health in chronic conditions. This FOA focuses on self-management as a mainstream science to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions.

  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Center Details

    The mission of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is to empower, educate and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize their access to care and benefits. There are currently 54 active SHIP grants: one in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The SHIP National Technical Assistance Center serves as a centralized and significant source of information, expertise, and technical assistance for the SHIP grantee projects. With this funding opportunity, ACL is seeking applicants for a single cooperative agreement to operate the SHIP National Technical Assistance Center (The SHIP TA Center).




  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • Justice in Aging Details

    Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, this group seeks to ensure that low-income older adults understand and have access to affordable health care benefits and medicine and that more people receive long term care at home. To achieve its objectives, NSCLC uses advocacy and litigation as well as provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with low-income older adults. This website provides information on topics such as dual eligibles, Medicaid/Medicare, health reform law, health disparities, etc.

  • 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