Established as an exploratory center in 1994 with funds from the National Institute on Aging, the Aging Action Research Network (AARN) is a collective of NORC researchers with an interest in the health of older adults.
On their own or together with university academics, our specialists help our client organizations provide health and social services more effectively and equitably to people in or nearing retirement. Our partners range from national organizations serving millions of people to neighborhood groups serving thousands.
AARN’s broad network of scholars combines NORC’s sampling expertise with innovative data collection methods to study issues such as biobehavioral pathways, elder mistreatment, healthcare policy, health equity, loneliness, mobility and transportation, and the social determinants of health. More recently, AARN has focused on translating its broader research into tools and programs that can support healthy aging in diverse communities.
- Aging & Health
- Applied Health Economics & Policy
- Behavioral Health
- Digital Health & Health Informatics
- Disease Surveillance
- Health Analytics
- Health Care Delivery & Payment Reform
- Health Communication Science
- Health Equity
- Health Implementation Science
- Health Workforce
- Interpersonal Conflict & Violence
- Medicare, Medicaid & Private Health Insurance
- Prevention & Health Promotion
- Rural Health
- Sexual & Gender Minority Research
- Social Drivers of Health
- Transportation & Health
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Our experts tackle the issues of aging with maturity, experience, and wisdom.