A new report highlights the poll's impact since its launch in 2017 and looks to the future
In 2017, IHPI leadership, with instrumental support from AARP and the Michigan Medicine Department of Communications, developed and launched the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA). 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 has evolved into a nimble instrument to gather, interpret, and disseminate time-sensitive data from a nationally representative sample of adults aged 50-80. The poll’s widely cited findings inform policy and public interest questions related to the health and well-being of older adults.
In celebration of the first five years of the poll, a new report highlights the NPHA’s extraordinary impact and looks to the future of elevating the voices of older adults.