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PPI staff members work collaboratively to explore solutions for problems facing older Americans that require multi-disciplinary consideration. These efforts support the following major initiatives.

Major Initiatives

Learning and Education at 50+

AARP Public Policy Institute is working with The Graduate! Network on a series of state pilot programs in Kentucky, Texas, and Michigan to help older learners connect with resources and support that can help them overcome barriers, reskill or upskill for their careers, and, for some, fulfill a lifelong dream of higher education.

Home Alone Alliance℠

The Home Alone Alliance℠ is a partnership of public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations coming together to change the way health care organizations and professionals interface with family caregivers. The Home Alone Alliance℠ is dedicated to creating solutions geared towards supporting family caregivers.

State Retirement Resource Center

The online State Retirement Savings Resource Center is the go to source for all resources pertaining to state legislation, program design, specific focus areas, and public opinion around the implantation of retirement savings.

LTSS Choices: A Series on Advancing Transformation in Long-Term Services and Supports

AARP Public Policy Institute has launched LTSS Choices—a multifaceted project with an overarching mission to catalyze the transformation and modernization of the nation’s long-term care system into one that meets the dynamic needs and preferences of consumers and their families.

Center to Champion Nursing in America

An initiative of AARP, AARP Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the center coordinates the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide effort to transform health care through nursing, engaging a wide range of health care professionals, consumer advocates, policymakers, and the business, academic, and philanthropic communities.

The Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

How livable is your community? The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact you the most. Explore your community today.

Emergency Savings

Too many households do not have enough savings to cope with a typical unexpected expense. In response, a growing number of employers and financial services providers are incorporating emergency savings into their employee financial wellness programs. Combining policy and regulatory expertise with consumer insights, AARP’s David John is among the leading experts shaping the field of workplace emergency savings programs.

AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard

AARP fought for public reporting of nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths. Using this data, the AARP Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio, created the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.

The AARP Center for Health Equity Through Nursing℠

The AARP Center for Health Equity Through Nursing℠ (the Center) was founded to align nurse leadership and consumer voices to end structural barriers to health and well-being. It serves as a vehicle for change, hosting specific programs and activities that align with AARP’s health equity priorities, including the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Leveraging national and state coalitions, the Center promotes scalable solutions for systems change that advance healthy equity nationwide.

Future of Work@50+

Issues related to jobs, unemployment and work opportunity remain at the forefront of concern for many older Americans. The multiyear Future of Work@50+ project highlights where the problem areas lie and offers policy solutions to ensure that older Americans have access to quality job.

Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard

A project of AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation, the Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard provides data on five key dimensions of state LTSS system performance: affordability and access; choice of setting and provider; quality of life and quality of care; support for family caregivers; and effective transitions. It assesses each state’s performance as a whole and on 26 individual indicators.

Digital Health Learning Collaborative for Consumers

AARP and the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) created a Digital Health Learning Collaborative for interested patient/consumer organizations and advocates to exchange information, discuss ideas, and coordinate response on high-profile federal policy opportunities as they arise.