Earn Double Rewards Points: Take the AARP Social Security True/False Quiz


Grocery Coupons

Grocery Coupons

Members can print free savings coupons

Brain Health Center

Brain Health Center

Learn how to live smart and stay sharp

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Members save on e-
readers and tablets

Caring for loved ones?

Caring for loved ones?

Find the resources you need


PPI Research examines the prospects for secure middle-class retirement.  


See also personal stories of struggling middle-class Americans.

Data Center

PPI State Data Center

Data by state on Americans 50-plus: health, financial security, housing, caregiving and more.  Read

our public

Learn about the policy development process at AARP, and read about AARP's positions on public issues in The Policy Book, AARP Public Policies

faces of
chronic care

Faces of Chronic Care, a video produced by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, explores the difficulties faced by many older Americans with chronic health conditions as they (and their caregivers) navigate the health delivery system. Watch


PPI is home to the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Center coordinates the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide initiative to transform health care through nursing, engaging a wide range of health care professionals, consumer advocates, policy-makers, and the business, academic, and philanthropic communities. More

State Data Center

The AARP Public Policy Institute analyzes and publishes a wide range of state-specific data related to Americans 50+. Click on the map below to get all PPI data on a specific state.Or, see the following reports for data on all states and state-national comparisons:

State Preventive Care Rankings for Midlife Adults

Customize state-level prevention and health risk factor data to rank states and examine disparities as well as compare state performance to national averages and national target rates.


Importance of Social Security and Medicare by State

The number of seniors who count on Social Security for much of their retirement income; the percentage of middle income seniors kept out of poverty by Social Security; number of state Medicare beneficiaries; and the role of Social Security and Medicare in the state economy.


Across the States 2012: Profiles of Long-term Services and Supports
The ninth edition of PPI’s state LTSS reference report presents comparable state and national data for more than 140 indicators, drawn from a wide variety of sources.

Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports

Data on affordability and access to care, quality of care and quality of life, choice of setting and providers, and support for family caregivers.

State Housing Profiles

Households by race, type, family make-up, and incidence of disabilities. Characteristics of occupied units.

Quick Health Facts 2012: State Data on Older Americans

Demographic data, health expenditures and financing, health status, Medicare enrollment, utilization and quality of services, access to care.

Impact of the Recession on Long-term Services and Supports by State, 2010

Data on non-Medicaid services, Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), LTSS expenditures and provider payment rates, and state priorities.

State Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Indicators

Economic indicators, population and poverty data, income distribution, state and local revenues, taxes and rates, state and local expenditures.

Energy and Telephone Assistance in the States

Lifeline, linkup phone assistance. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance, Weatherization Assistance Programs and utility rate assistance.

State Estimates of the Economic Value of Family Caregiving

Number of caregivers, economic value of caregiving, economic value relative to level of Medicaid spending.



Search PPI

Policy Research

Park bench and city skyline, Livable communities

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Anna's Linens

Member save 10% every day at Anna's Linens and

Faanui Bay, as seen from beach on Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Members save up to $525 on vacations at AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia®

Pepperoni Pizza, Papa Johns Superbowl promotion for AARP members

Members save 25% off regular price menu items at Papa John's

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.