New National Poll on Healthy Aging

April 20, 2017

New National Poll on Healthy Aging

The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

The new National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) addresses some of the key issues we face as we age by tapping into the perspectives of adults, older adults, and caregivers from throughout the United States. The poll is directed by IHPI and sponsored by AARP and Michigan Medicine and grew out of a strong interest in aging-related issues among IHPI researchers. It is modeled after the highly successful U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

By tapping into the perspectives of older adults and their caregivers, the NPHA will help to inform the public, health care providers, policymakers, and aging advocates on issues related to health, health care and health policy affecting Americans 50 years of age and older. 


The poll is designed as a recurring, nationally representative household survey of U.S. adults, which allows us to assess issues in a timely fashion.

Each survey is designed by a University of Michigan team and conducted by a private vendor (GfK Custom Research, LLC) on behalf of the University under the direction of Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S.J., M.S. 

Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S.J., M.S.

Malani is a professor of internal medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Michigan’s Medical School who is also fellowship-trained in geriatric medicine. An associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), she previously helped oversee Media Relations for the JAMA Network. Prior to medical school, she completed a Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Although the first poll results are not scheduled to be released until June 2017, individuals are encouraged to sign up for the NPHA mailing list, ensuring that they will be among the first to receive new releases.

The NPHA website,, also features a “FOR MEDIA” page where members of the media can sign up to receive embargoed reports prior to public release.


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