Links to Data on Aging

Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improves the quality of their lives. As a social welfare organization, as well as, the nation's largest membership organization for people 50+, AARP is leading a revolution in the way people view and live life.  At the AARP Research Center you will find national and state-based research on the needs, concerns and interests of midlife and older adults.


The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) 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.  The information on the AoA website brings together a wide variety of statistical information about this growing population


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ offers a variety of reports on the long-term care system. is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's primary online communication channel. provides users with credible, reliable health information on: With a focus on Healthy Aging visitors can find data and statistics on a variety of health topics relevant to older adults including the state of aging and health in America.


The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a national voice for older adults-especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged-and the community organizations that serve them.  NCOA is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization with the mission to improve the lives of older Americans.  As advocates, NCOA works to improve public policies by being a national voice for older adults in greatest need and those who serve them, combining community service and advocacy, and empowering and engaging older adults.


In 1974, Congress granted authority to form the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer's disease research.  NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

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