Accurate data is the framework of good planning. Funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) assimilates data on gerontological research, making it available to researchers, organizations, and institutions for further study. Community planners and local leaders seeking concrete data on the impact of aging across demographic, social, economic, psychological, physical, and health care sectors should use this site.
The NACDA site offers sound statistical data pertaining to characteristics of older adults. “The Search Holdings” section of the site is most useful for planners and community leaders looking for information about demographic, economic and social trends affecting older adults. The numerous case studies and survey results provided through the website will assist planners and local officials with understanding past studies that have been does to better accommodate the needs of older adults. The site also features several informational YouTube videos, which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/icpsrweb.
How to Use
Community planners and local leaders seeking access to data so they can run their own studies or derive a distinctive understanding from existing research should use the site. The past studies featured on the site may support better planning and understanding of the trends and challenges that accompany aging demographics.
View the website: National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging