Research on Minority Aging from the RCMAR Network
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
As the older population becomes increasingly diverse it is essential that research reflect this trend and that the scientific workforce also better reflect those communities. This symposium presents the work of scholars from the NIA-funded Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) network who are at the forefront of creating new knowledge that can improve the health and quality of life of older adults in racial and minority communities. They provide empirical examples of how interventions, policies, and research need to be carefully adapted to have relevance for the target populations. The discussant will place these advances into the context of NIA's priorities for future research on minority aging.
Session Objectives: Evaluate methods and measures needed to best conduct research with minority elders.
Describe commonalities and differences in the issues faced by different minority groups in planning and evaluating programs and policies.
Explain future directions needed in minority aging research.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights