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Ethn Dis. 2015 Aug 7;25(3):245-54. doi: 10.18865/ed.25.3.245.

The National Institute on Aging Health Disparities Research Framework.

Author information

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1.National Institute on Aging of the National Institute of Health.
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2. Center for Aging in Diverse Communities at the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
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3. American Psychological Association.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Development of a new framework for the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to assess progress and opportunities toward stimulating and supporting rigorous research to address health disparities.

DESIGN:

Portfolio review of NIA's health disparities research portfolio to evaluate NIA's progress in addressing priority health disparities areas.

RESULTS:

The NIA Health Disparities Research Framework highlights important factors for health disparities research related to aging, provides an organizing structure for tracking progress, stimulates opportunities to better delineate causal pathways and broadens the scope for malleable targets for intervention, aiding in our efforts to address health disparities in the aging population.

CONCLUSIONS:

The promise of health disparities research depends largely on scientific rigor that builds on past findings and aggressively pursues new approaches. The NIA Health Disparities Framework provides a landscape for stimulating interdisciplinary approaches, evaluating research productivity and identifying opportunities for innovative health disparities research related to aging.

KEYWORDS:

Aging; Health Disparities

PMID:
26675362
PMCID:
PMC4671408
DOI:
10.18865/ed.25.3.245
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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