AARP International Databases
The AgeSource Worldwide and AgeStats Worldwide databases foster international collaboration and comparison of policy and program-relevant information. AgeSource Worldwide includes information from 25 countries compiled from clearinghouses, libraries, databases, training modules, major reports, and Web metasites. AgeStats Worldwide provides comparative statistical data across countries or regions around a variety of issues areas.
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Charged with serving the nation’s older adults through the Older Americans Act. Contains links statistical information on older adults, including a profile of older Americans, minority aging, and projected future growth of the older population.
AgeLine Research Database
A fee-based online, searchable, bibliographic database addressing the social, psychological, economic, policy, and health care aspects of aging.
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (aka AGHE) is the international leader in advancing education on aging and is the only institutional membership organization devoted primarily to gerontology and geriatrics education since 1974.
The leading organization in care, support, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Has reports on statistics, early-stage dementia, cost to business, primary care, and more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Contains workforce information on social work, including gerontological social work.
Caring and Aging With Pride
Caring and Aging with Pride, the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health found significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age. The landmark report, The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults, highlights the results of one of the first state-level population based studies as well as a national community-based survey of LGBT older adults.
CDC’s Healthy Aging
Contains links to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the National Center for Health Statistics, and health and mental health reports.
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Major research themes include: midlife development and aging, economics of population aging, inequalities in health and aging, and international comparative studies of health and aging.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Includes extensive research and statistical information on Medicare and Medicaid. Housed within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Centers on the Demography of Aging
Fosters research in demography, economics and epidemiology of aging and to promote use of important datasets in the field.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Houses a National Center on Caregiving, which offers data on family caregiving, chronic diseases, and policies and programs to support caregivers.
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Encourages collaboration among federal agencies to improve the quality and usefulness of data on the aging population, including reports such as Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being.
Institute of Medicine
Provides information and advice concerning health and science policy within the National Academies of Sciences.
National Academy on an Aging Society
Conducts research and provides information on issues related to population aging.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Offers data on family caregiving and legislation to support caregivers.
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
Offers opportunities for secondary analysis on a broad range of datasets.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Contains national and state data on elder abuse.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life as one of the National Institutes of Health.
Office of Minority Health Research
Contains statistics related to disproportionate negative outcomes of certain diseases on racial and ethnic populations, as compared to the U.S. population as a whole.
Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
PRB has a wealth of resources including hundreds of articles and reports, PowerPoint graphics, customized maps and charts, webcasts of presentations and seminars, and blogs about current events.
Comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.
Social Work Leadership Institute
Has an evidence database of research and innovations in care coordination and social work intervention effectiveness and their cost-effectiveness.
U.S. Census Bureau
Contains the most recent census information including an American FactFinder tool.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The United Nations specialized agency for health has an initiative to address the health needs of a rapidly aging population.