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The Public Policy Institute promotes the development of sound, creative policies to address our common need for economic security, health care, and quality of life.

AARP is paying tribute in November and December to our nation’s caregivers, especially Hispanic/Latino caregivers and millennial caregivers, who represent nearly 20 percent and 25 percent, respectively, of the more than 40 million Americans who provide unpaid care to an aging or ill adult relative. Learn more about our work on caregiving issues here.


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Policy Issues

Social Security. Medicare. Health costs. Consumer fraud. Caregiving. Aging in your community. Find analysis and perspectives on these and other issues from experts at the Public Policy Institute.

AARP's Public Policy Institute regularly organizes events that bring together the nation's leading experts to discuss policy options for addressing major problems facing older Americans.


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Learn about PPI’s Future of Work @ 50 + initiative, explore our new State Retirement Savings Resource Center, get the latest from the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a collaborative effort with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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PPI experts cover a wide range of issues from Social Security and Medicare to health reform, livable communities, consumer protection, long-term care, caregiving, financial security and more.

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Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard

A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers

Livability Index

How livable is your community?


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Social Security and Medicare data, employment statistics, health indicators, housing profiles, caregiving data, demographic stats, data on state performance delivering services and much more.

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About PPI

The Public Policy Institute (PPI), focal point of public policy analysis and development at AARP, works to design policies that have a significant impact on improving life for older Americans.


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AARP Public Policies

Learn about AARP’s policy positions and our policy development process.

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Future of Nursing Campaign

PPI is home to the Center to Champion Nursing in America — a joint initiative of AARP, 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.

Connect With Us

Senior Vice President Susan Reinhard blogs about recent reports and topics such as caregiving and nursing. Read Susan's Blog


Thinking Policy Blog

PPI Issue Experts blog policy analysis and research on topics such as financial security, health care, and quality of life.