National Poll on Healthy Aging
With more Americans living longer than at any point in history, how can we better understand the perspectives and experiences of the growing population of older adults when it comes to their health? That’s why we created this national poll to collect and share findings about a wide range of health-related topics relevant to older adults, their families, healthcare providers, and policymakers.
Conducted in partnership with AARP and Michigan Medicine, the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) is a nationally representative survey which aims to inform the public, health care providers, policymakers, and advocates on issues related to health, healthcare, and health policy affecting adults age 50-80 and their families.
To access poll reports, press releases, and videos, and to receive monthly emails about the latest poll results, visit the National Poll on Healthy Aging website.
Members of the media please contact Kara Gavin.
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National Poll on Healthy Aging reports are published 10 times per year and cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Brain health
- Safe storage of medication around grandchildren
- Sexual health after 65
- Sleep issues
- Aging in place
- Health care decision-making
- Emergency preparedness
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various aspects of well-being
The National Poll on Healthy Aging publishes its data for public use to help advance research on aging and health. Data files are now available for download through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)'s Open Aging Repository, a free self-publishing option for gerontological researchers to share their work. Additional data will be archived on an ongoing basis.
Meet NPHA National Advisory Board members
The National Poll on Healthy Aging Advisory Board provides strategic direction on poll topics, dissemination, and public engagement.
Get to know NPHA faculty collaborators
Various U-M experts support the NPHA team in analyzing poll data and discussing the findings for each topic.