The National Poll on Healthy Aging publishes its data for public use on an ongoing basis to help advance research on aging.
The University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) publishes its data for public use on an ongoing basis to help advance research on aging. A new wave of National Poll on Healthy Aging data is now available for download at the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA).
The National Poll on Healthy Aging, which is conducted by IHPI and sponsored by AARP and Michigan Medicine, helps inform the public, health care providers, policymakers, and advocates on issues related to health, health care, and health policy affecting adults age 50 to 80. The poll is designed as a recurring, nationally representative household survey of U.S. adults, which allows the assessment of issues in a timely fashion.
This data wave is the seventh released by the NPHA since the poll's launch in 2017. Fielded in June 2020, Wave 7 data covers a variety of topics, including social isolation, hearing loss, emergency department use, telehealth, advance care planning, and home environments. NPHA reports using these data are At Home and in the Neighborhood During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Emergency Department Use Among Older Adults: Experiences & Perspectives, Hearing Loss Among Older Adults: Screening and Testing, Loneliness Among Older Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Older Adults’ Experiences with Advance Care Planning, and Telehealth Use Among Older Adults Before and During COVID-19.
The NPHA data is published on NACDA's Open Aging Repository, a free self-publishing option for gerontological researchers to share their research projects. The repository was created for the immediate distribution of data on aging populations.