Although not specifically a program on aging, the Sheps Center seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.
The primary aim of the Center for Geriatric Clinical Simulation is to disseminate state of the art clinical simulations that improve geriatric nursing competencies. These peer-reviewed geriatric clinical simulations for long-term and acute care settings are currently leveled for RN, LPN and CNA scopes of practice.
An interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to identifying and meeting the challenges of an aging society. Their mission is excellence in promoting all aspects of health, reducing disability and enhancing independence in older people.
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research, education, and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.
The Alliance for Aging Research was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C. The Alliance strives to advance science and enhance lives through a variety of activities and initiatives—from policy issues to provider and consumer health programs—that generate knowledge and action on age-related issues.
For more than three decades, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing grants to more than 4,100 talented scientists. AFAR supports aging research by funding and nurturing talented scientists and physicians, and encouraging them to pursue lifelong careers in research focused on aging processes and age-related diseases.
The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. First established by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) in 1988 as a national elder abuse resource center, the NCEA was granted a permanent home at AoA in the 1992 amendments made to Title II of the Older Americans Act.
The NCOA was created to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
The mission of NINR is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion and disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life.
This center of the NIH provides both health information and research support. The health information section has pamphlets for consumers in English and Spanish, a page devoted to Alzheimer's Disease, and a list of current clinical trials. The research support section has information on the different divisions that support geriatrics research, grants and training opportunities, and NIH/NIA provided resources for researchers.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Their efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.
The Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP) is a campus-wide program at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. At PiAP we understand later life in the 21st century as a time for continued growth and invigoration. We want to challenge stereotypes that frame aging as an experience of diminishment and loss. By collaborating with organizations and institutions we nurture dialogue about the personal and societal meaning of having a long life, and advance civic engagement as a way to bring about a new kind of aging. PiAP provides expertise and resources to UNC faculty, students, and community partners seeking to reframe the aging experience, together.