The Arizona Center on Aging has been a strong aging advocate for over two decades, through: 1) participation on key aging policy committees, 2) education and training of health care providers and community members on important policy issues, and 3) research that informs important aging policy decisions.1 From Bioterrorism policy, Medicare reform, respite care, and disabled elders to elder abuse, and aging-related suicides the Arizona Center on Aging stands side by side with elders to create better health and well-being for all.
Enjoy our aging policy links below!
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AgeLine produced by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), provides bibliographic coverage of social gerontology--the study of aging in social, psychological, health-related, and economic contexts. The delivery of health care for the older population and its associated costs and policies is particularly well covered, as are public policy, employment, and consumer issues.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Offers information, education, advocacy and service addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older.
American Society on Aging, in their publication ASA Connection, has regular updates on policy issues in aging
American Geriatrics Society Advocacy Center provides news and information about issues and legislation affecting older adults; with summaries & status on key bills, tips on finding and communicating with national, state and local elected officials and the media, and more….
Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of nine P30 centers on aging sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Major themes of research include: midlife development and aging; economics of population aging; inequalities in health and aging; and international, comparative studies of population aging.
Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Provides researchers, educators, professionals, and policy makers with information on basic and applied research on aging.
National Academy on an Aging Society is a Washington-based non-partisan, policy institute that fosters critical thinking about the implications of an aging society. The Academy studies the impact of demographic changes on public and private institutions and families of all ages. The Academy conducts and synthesizes research on a broad range of topics related to income and health security and conveys the finding to policy makers. Academy projects topics also include: changes in the labor market, employer-provided health and pension benefits, the health care market, and access to health and long-term care.
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is a non-profit joint venture, created in 1996 to support family caregivers of the elderly and the professionals who serve them.National Association of Area Agencies on Aging The umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) Provides information and assistance on elder abuse.
National Council on the Aging (NCOA) A national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and adults with disabilities.
National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) Organization providing information and education to promote the independence and well being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.
RAND Center for the Study of Aging Provides and conducts research on the elderly population focusing on interrelationships among health, economic status, socioeconomic factors, and public policy.
U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has launched this Web Site as a way to keep older American's informed. This is a great resource for getting information on the latest legislation and policy affecting older American's.
National Council on Aging promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being and continuing contributions of older persons through education, research and advocacy on critical issues such as : health care reform, funding for enior’s programs & elder justice. Publish a bi-weekly Aging Public Policy Update.
Aging Services of Arizona is a not-for-profit trade association. We represent more than 55 facilities, each dedicated to providing quality health care, housing and services to over 12,000 elderly Arizona citizens.
Arizona Governor’s Office on Aging is dedicated to ensuring that Arizona is indeed a good place to grow old in!
The Arizona Senior Center Association mission is, “To promote the well-being of seniors and the quality of senior centers through advocacy, education, networking opportunities, resource development and technical assistance.”
Morrison Institute for Public Policy bridges the gap between academic scholarship and public policy through services to public and private sector clients and independent research. Research and Analysis on Arizona's Leading Public Policy Issues.
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. Specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region (2) immigration policy of the United States (3) Indigenous nations policy.
(1) According to Arizona Revised Statutes,§41-1231, Arizona Center on Aging faculty and staff are prohibited from lobbying as an attempt to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by directly communicating with any legislator; or attempting to influence any formal rule-making proceedings by directly communicating with any state officer or employee. ACOA faculty and staff must advocate on their own behalf, on their own time, and using their own equipment and supplies..