In 2017, the leadership of IHPI, with support from AARP and Michigan Medicine, launched the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA). The concept of the poll grew from an identified need for a deeper understanding of the experiences and perspectives of older adults and their families to better inform health care research, policy, and practice, as well as the opportunity to build on the strong interest and expertise in aging-related topics among IHPI faculty members. Today, the NPHA is one of IHPI’s signature initiatives and has evolved into a nimble instrument to gather, interpret, and disseminate time-sensitive data from a nationally representative sample of adults ages 50-80. The poll’s widely cited findings help inform policy related to the health and well-being of older adults.
During this seminar, NPHA team members and collaborators will discuss the impact of the poll so far, highlight ways for aging researchers to get involved with the poll and use its data, and share what’s to come in the next few years.
Networking/refreshments to immediately follow the presentation. This event will also be livestreamed.
The IHPI Research Seminar Series is a lecture-based program designed to share innovative health services research topics, studies, and programs, with clinicians, faculty, research staff, and students from a variety of disciplines.