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This topic contains information related to those 65 and older, with a health services research focus.

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Data, Tools & Statistics

Contains aging population related data, tools or statistics.

  • CMS Statistics Reference Booklet - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    The CMS Statistics Booklet is a quick reference summary for health expenditures and Medicare/Medicaid. It is revised and published in annually in June since 2003.

  • Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This database provides researchers with Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, claims, and assessment data linked by beneficiary across the continuum of care.

  • Healthy Aging Data - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    A portal that provides access to CDC data on key indicators of health, screenings, vaccinations, and mental health among aging adults at the state and national level.

  • LTSS Policy Options Framwork - (Altarum Institute US)  Details

    A framework for Long-Term Services and Supports for the aging U.S. population. The framework provides potential solutions for financing LTSS, revamping the delivery system, and creating a workforce. Altarum is updating the framework with suggestions as they are received.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Data are released that summarize the utilization and payments for procedures, services, and prescription drugs provided to Medicare beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, and other suppliers.

  • 2015 Senior Report - (American Public Health Association (APHA), United Health Foundation)  Details

    State rankings on physical inactivity, food insecurity, SNAP reach, and hospice care for adults 665 and older.

  • AGing Integrated Database (AGID) - (Administration for Community Living USA)  Details

    On-line query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The system allows users to produce customized tables in a step-by-step process and output the results in print or spreadsheet form.

  • Aging Statistics - (Administration on Aging (AOA) U.S.)  Details

    - People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030. This website brings together a wide variety of statistical information--Profile of Older Americans, AGing Integrated Database, Census Data & Population Estimates, Projected Future Growth of Older Population, Minority Aging, and Key Indicators of Well-Being.

  • Alzheimers.gov - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  Details

    This website provides easy-to-understand information about dementia and links to resources in various communities.

  • CMS Research, Statistics, Data & Systems - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This site provides access to CMS computer data and systems; research studies and reports; statistics, series, and trends; and files for order.

  • Data and Program Reports - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Starting from February 2016, Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program payment and registration data in report form are available.

  • Data.CMS.gov - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This tool derives its data from the Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File, describing care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries in the fee-for-service program.

  • FastStats A-Z - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (NCHS))  Details

    The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

  • Geographic Variation Dashboards - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    State and County dashboards provide information on variations in standardized per-capita costs for the Medicare fee-for-service population.

  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology)  Details

    HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.

  • Hospice Statistics & Research - (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) USA)  Details

    This website provides access to statistics and research related to hospice and palliative care from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Map - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))  Details

    This map is a free, open resource for those interested in sharing IHI's mission of improving health care. This includes access to various "How To Guides," for example, prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia; prevent surgical site infection; prevent adverse drug events, etc.

  • Kaiser Charts and Slides - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  Details

    This is a health policy resource featuring "Kaiser Slides"- a tool providing direct access to facts, data and slides about the nation's health care system and programs.

  • MCBS Public Use File - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey is the first public use file from CMS. It makes available data beginning in 2013 from 13,000 community dwelling Medicare beneficiaries. It includes demographic variables(age, race/ethnicity and gender) information about health conditions, access to and satisfaction with care, type of insurance coverage, and information on utilization, such as the number of fee-for-service claims per beneficiary for certain health care event types.

  • Mapping Medicare Disparities - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This interactive tool was designed to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries in outcomes, utilizations and spending. Search limits include year, county or state, age, condition, and gender.

  • Medicare Drug Spending Dashboard - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Using 2014 data, the dashboard displays information about Medicare prescription drugs for both Part B and Part D. It is also possible to download the underlying data into a spreadsheet.

  • Medicare Enrollment Dashboard - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Search for current information on the numbers of Medicare beneficiaries with medical and/or prescription drug coverage, nationally, by state and by county.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This public data set contains information about services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals, with information about utilization, payment, and submitted charges organized by National Provider Identifier (NPI), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code, and place of service.

  • NIH SeniorHealth.gov - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    - NIHSeniorHealth features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this Web site. Health topics include general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis.

  • Nursing Home Compare - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

  • Profile of Medicare Beneficiaries by Race and Ethnicity: A Chartpack - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  Details

    Statistical data of Medicare recipients, based on race and ethnicity, for life expectancy, demographic characteristics, income and savings, health status and chronic conditions, supplemental coverage, selected measures of access to care, and service utilization.

  • Quality-Spending Interactive - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    This interactive tool displays the relationship between health care quality and spending for Medicare patients within a state or local area.

  • Raising Expectations - A State Scorecard - (AARP, Commonwealth Fund, Scan Foundation US)  Details

    This interactive website provides a map to view state-specific rankings and results compared to benchmarks. A tool is also available to select performance indicators and states for comparison, and then generate customized, downloadable tables and bar charts.

  • The Silver Book® - (Alliance for Aging Research USA)  Details

    A searchable database of more than 1,000 facts and figures about the aging population compiled and maintained by the Alliance for Aging Research.

  • The United States of Aging Survey - (National Council on Aging (NCOA))  Details

    The results of 1,650 telephone interviews, the survey looks at seniors attitudes and concerns regarding their health and their community's ability to assist them.

Grants, Funding, and Fellowships

  • NIA Program Project Applications (P01) - (National Institute on Aging (NIA))  Details

    Project grants from the National Institute on Aging in genetic, biological, neuroscientific, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. Grants having rolling due dates, with the earliest being Dec 25, 2016.

  • NIA Research and Funding - (National Institute on Aging (NIA))  Details

    Information and links on research, grants, and funding opportunities supported by NIA.

  • Administration on Aging Funding Opportunities - (Administration on Aging (AOA) U.S.)  Details

    Each year, Congress appropriates funds for use by AoA and the other Federal Agencies in carrying out their mission. AoA provides grant funding to States and territories, recognized Native American Tribes and Hawaiian Americans, as well as nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and academic institutions. Individuals are not eligible to apply for AoA funding.

Guidelines, Journals, Other

  • Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action (2015) - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  Details

    This report examines public health dimensions of cognitive aging, at the definitions and terminology, epidemiology and surveillance, prevention and intervention, education of health professionals, and public awareness and education. It also makes recommendations aimed at reducing the risks of cognitive decline with aging.

  • Aging Today - (American Society on Aging (ASA))  Details

    Bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging.

  • Issue Briefs & Fact Sheets - (National Council on Aging (NCOA), Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))  Details

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Administration on Aging (AoA) commissioned a series of Issue Briefs to address behavioral health issues that are important to older Americans. The Issue Briefs identify key information and opportunities for action that can improve the lives of older people. The first brief offers an overview of issues, facts, evidence-based programs and practices, partnering opportunities, financing and other resources.

  • MMRR - Medicare & Medicaid Research Review - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Peer-reviewed, online journal reporting data and research that informs current and future directions of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance programs. The journal seeks to examine and evaluate health care coverage, quality and access to care for beneficiaries, and payment for health services.

  • NIH SeniorHealth.gov - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    - NIHSeniorHealth features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this Web site. Health topics include general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis.

  • Series on Dual Eligibles - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) US, Scan Foundation US)  Details

    Produced by the National Senior Citizens Law Center with support from The SCAN Foundation, this series of four papers is designed to highlight pressing issues facing dual eligibles and provide recommendations to the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, state Medicaid agencies and other interested policymakers and stakeholders on how to address them.

  • Strengthening Medicare for 2030 - A working paper series - (Brookings Institution US)  Details

    Five papers examine Medicare in the year 2030 (the year when the youngest baby boomers will be Medicare-eligible) to determine demographics, health care needs, medical technology costs, and the financial resources that will be available to beneficiaries.

Key Organizations/Programs

  • Medicare Learning Network - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    A free Medicare education and information portal from CMS geared towards health care professionals. MLN provides educational resources, web-based training, and an electronic mailing list.

  • National Academy of Medicine - Aging Details

    The IOM examines the health care needs of our older population, including the size and strength of the workforce and research that will be necessary as this population grows. Access reports and activities from this website.

  • National Institute on Aging - (National Institute on Aging (NIA))  Details

    The NIA has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people. The website offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families. Scientists will find detailed information on areas of research interest and funding opportunities.

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Details

    An organization established by a federal grant from HHS, the Center provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources to and for the aging LGBT commmunity and organizations.

  • AARP - (AARP)  Details

    Formerly American Association of Retired Persons. A non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. As noted on its website, since its inception in 1958, AARP has grown and changed dramatically in response to societal changes, while remaining true to its founding principles: to promote independence, dignity and purpose for older persons; to enhance the quality of life for older persons; to encourage older people; and, to serve, not to be served.

  • Administration for Community Living - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  Details

    Created by DHHS on April 16, 2012, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has the goal of increasing access to community supports and full participation, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities. The ACL will include the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in a single agency, with enhanced policy and program support for both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups such as children with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, or seniors, including seniors with Alzheimer's.

  • Administration on Aging (AoA) - (Administration on Aging (AOA) U.S.)  Details

    Part of DHHS, AoA's mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

  • Alliance for Aging Research - (Alliance for Aging Research USA)  Details

    - The private, not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research is a national citizen advocacy organization working to improve the lives of Americans as they grow older by advancing biomedical and behavioral research in aging and health.

  • American Geriatrics Society - (American Geriatrics Society (AGS) USA)  Details

    Not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

  • American Society on Aging - (American Society on Aging (ASA))  Details

    Organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging; resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

  • Center for Healthcare Strategies, Inc. Details

    This is a non-profit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children, adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Provides information for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers.

  • Health in Aging Foundation - (American Geriatrics Society (AGS) USA)  Details

    This Foundation is a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. According to its website, its aim is to build a bridge between the research and practice of geriatrics and the public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.

  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Details

    An independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues, including comparative effectiveness research, facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

  • Justice in Aging - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) US)  Details

    Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, this group seeks to ensure that low-income older adults understand and have access to affordable health care benefits and medicine and that more people receive long term care at home. To achieve its objectives, NSCLC uses advocacy and litigation as well as provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with low-income older adults. This website provides information on topics such as dual eligibles, Medicaid/Medicare, health reform law, health disparities, etc.

  • Leadership Council of Aging Organizations - (Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) USA)  Details

    - The LCAO is a consortium of 66 prominent national aging advocacy organizations that represents millions of older Americans to preserve and strengthen the well-being of America's older population.

  • LeadingAge Details

    The LeadingAge community includes U.S. not-for-profit organizations, state partners, businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries. The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions, to seniors, children, and others with special needs.

  • Long-Term Care - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    A topic page that provides information for professionals and policymakers, as well as links to research findings, on AHRQ's long-term care initiatives.

  • Long-Term Care Interest Group - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    The mission of the Long-Term Care Interest Group is to foster the development of the information base needed for policy and practice to meet the growing need for Long-Term Care.

  • National Alliance for Caregiving - (National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) US)  Details

    The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations. The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally.

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging - (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) USA)  Details

    Umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., n4a advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.

  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities - (National Association of States United on Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) USA)  Details

    This organization represents the nation's 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

  • National Center on Elder Abuse - (Administration on Aging (AOA) U.S.)  Details

    Resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

  • National Council on Aging - (National Council on Aging (NCOA))  Details

    - This is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization that serves as a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. NCOA brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) USA)  Details

    This is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

  • National Indian Council on Aging - (National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) USA)  Details

    National nonprofit advocates for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.

  • Physician Quality Reporting System - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) encourages professionals and group practices to report information on the quality of care to Medicare.

  • Scan Foundation - (Scan Foundation US)  Details

    The SCAN Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to long-term services and supports that keep seniors self-sufficient, at home and in the community. As the only foundation with a mission focused exclusively on long-term care, The SCAN Foundation is taking action to develop and support programmatic and policy-oriented recommendations and solutions that address the needs of seniors and influence public policy to improve the current system.

Legislation and Policy

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - (United States Department of Labor)  Details

    This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • Health in Aging Advocacy Center - (Health in Aging Advocacy Center US)  Details

    Provides legislative alerts and information regarding current aging issues as well as links to bills and their summaries.

  • American Psychological Association - Aging - (American Psychological Association)  Details

    APA government relations efforts utilize the science and practice of psychology to inform federal policy efforts related to older adults and their caregivers. Policy initiatives have focused on a range of issues impacting the aging population, including mental and behavioral health, integrated care, suicide, caregiving, elder abuse and trauma, emergency and disaster preparedness and response, long-term care, aging veterans and the health care workforce.

  • Federal Statutes that Impact Assisted Living - (Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) US)  Details

    Assisted living is regulated at the state level and it is a vital role of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) to advocate on behalf of senior living companies and the residents they serve. This website provides access to senior living public policy resources.

  • Justice in Aging - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) US)  Details

    Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, this group seeks to ensure that low-income older adults understand and have access to affordable health care benefits and medicine and that more people receive long term care at home. To achieve its objectives, NSCLC uses advocacy and litigation as well as provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with low-income older adults. This website provides information on topics such as dual eligibles, Medicaid/Medicare, health reform law, health disparities, etc.

  • Research for Professionals in Aging - (AARP)  Details

    Collection of research publications, speeches, legal briefs and opinion pieces seeks to provide deeper insight and fresh perspectives to opinion leaders, scholars and other professional audiences.

  • Series on Dual Eligibles - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) US, Scan Foundation US)  Details

    Produced by the National Senior Citizens Law Center with support from The SCAN Foundation, this series of four papers is designed to highlight pressing issues facing dual eligibles and provide recommendations to the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, state Medicaid agencies and other interested policymakers and stakeholders on how to address them.

Meetings, Conferences, and Webinars

  • National Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference - (National Association of States United on Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) USA)  Details

    August 29-September 1st, Washington, D.C. A conference focused on policies affecting aging and disabled populations in a challenging environment of decreasing budgets and increasing populations.

  • American Society on Aging Webinars - (American Society on Aging (ASA))  Details

    Webinars on a variety of issues associated with the aging community. Many of the webinars are provided to non-members free of charge.

  • Events from CMS - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Upcoming events from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Also available are links to older events that may be replayed.