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The AARP Public Policy Institute is a trusted resource that advances innovative, equitable, evidence-based and actionable solutions that empower people to choose how they live as they age. Our solutions are adopted in policies and practices that improve people’s lives. 

AARP Public Policy Institute Teams

Issues that affect older adults are many, and the AARP Public Policy Institute understands how they all connect. PPI's experts provide the full aging-issue landscape so you stay informed on your areas of interest and see how they interact with other issues. PPI is AARP’s leading think tank providing the latest research, insights, and policy solutions.


Financial Security

The Financial Security Team addresses policy related to Social Security, pensions, retirement savings, financial assets, consumer debt, employment, and tax-budget issues. It also analyzes marketplace practices and regulation aff ecting financial services and consumer protection.

Health Security

The Health Security Team works on policy related to Medicare and Medicaid, private health insurance coverage, cost and use of prescription drugs, healthy behaviors, racial and ethnic disparities in care, and approaches to improving care delivery and health care value.

Family, Home and Community

The Family, Home, and Community Team focuses on expanding consumer access to long-term services and supports, improving home and community-based services, supporting family caregivers, and making communities more livable.

Center to Champion Nursing in America

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was established in 2007 to ensure all Americans have a highly skilled nurse when and where they need one. CCNA runs a national campaign with the goal that everyone in America can live a healthier life, supported by nurses as essential partners in providing care and promoting health equity and well-being.

Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Strategic Initiatives oversees and directs financial, operational and developmental initiatives to optimize PPI’s performance. It provides business counsel and guidance to enhance PPI’s impact including oversight and management of the editorial process.

Digital Communications/Policy Outreach

The Digital Communications Team and Policy Outreach Director collaborate to amplify and position PPI as a leading force in the field of aging. They raise PPI experts’ impact, visibility and thought leadership by developing communications strategies to publish and disseminate their research and insights over multiple channels targeting key audiences.

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


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Susan Reinhard is senior vice president and director of AARP Public Policy Institute. Read her latest blogs on family caregiving, healthy living, nursing and more. Read Susan's Blogs

AARP Public Policy Institute experts  blog about the issues they cover, from financial security and Medicare to livable communities and long-term services and supports. Read the latest.