Thinking Policy

AARP recently hosted public, private, and nonprofit professionals for a summit discussing ways to address disparities and inequality as we promote longer, healthier lives.
This report and roadmap provide health systems with direction for eliminating preventable medical harm.
Employment projections for the next decade show an aging population driving changes in labor force and occupational growth.
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New AARP state research highlights the power of the 50-plus population to drive economic growth and make other positive contributions to society.
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As we celebrate longevity and aging, we must acknowledge current crises and the challenges and opportunities they present to create a more equitable future.
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For many low- and moderate-wage workers, the COVID-19 Recession has highlighted the shift away from stable working hours and a subsequent rise in income volatility.
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Through personal, public and private sector responsibility, we must work together to close the opportunity gap and lessen inequities across the lifespan.
The pandemic is disproportionately impacting Native Americans, but the full extent is unknown due to a lack of data.
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The aftermath of the previous jobs crisis provides insight into what many of today's displaced 50+ workers likely will experience in the coming months.
Volunteers of all ages have answered the call to service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's a win-win for volunteers and the people and communities that they serve.
Now is the time for system leaders to reflect on crisis protocol and design long-term operational processes for delivering quality care under new circumstances.
The pandemic underscores the need for policy makers to foster the development of housing alternatives for older adults outside of institutional settings.
AARP is convening a seven-part series with the Social Innovation Summit to engage national leaders and global thought leaders on big ideas and solutions to address long-lasting disparities as we recover and rebuild our communities even stronger.