Thinking Policy

The effects of long-term unemployment on workers and the economy can be long-lasting.
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.
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.
Senior woman handing credit card to shop owner processing payment on digital tablet
New AARP state research highlights the power of the 50-plus population to drive economic growth and make other positive contributions to society.
An African grandmother sits with a grandchild.
As we celebrate longevity and aging, we must acknowledge current crises and the challenges and opportunities they present to create a more equitable future.
Man working on budget
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.
Three delivery workers are chatting on a break from work.
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.
Woman using computer
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.