COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic dominated our Thinking Policy blog in 2020, just as it dominated everyone’s lives.
In the four weeks from October 19 to November 15, the number of deaths increased by two-thirds, and the number of new cases doubled compared to the previous four weeks.
To support states both in dealing with the crisis in nursing homes and shaping the future of LTSS, the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) has created and released three tools this fall: the Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, the LTSS State Scorecard, and the LTSS Choices series.
Black woman and man walk in neighborhood
Professionals in housing and the built environment must step up post-COVID-19, to redesign and create housing and communities that enable residents and achieve equity.
Two women wearing face masks walking and social distancing outside
Here’s another unhealthy trend we can blame on the pandemic: Many of us are walking less. And not just Americans, according to reports.
One Black woman and two Black men walk in a forest
AARP recently hosted public, private, and nonprofit professionals for a summit discussing ways to address disparities and inequality as we promote longer, healthier lives.
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