Minority Aging Organizations and Research
Resource PagesAlzheimer's Association: Diverse Communities and Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association provides resources about Alzheimer's disease and issues relevant to dementia treatment and care among individuals in ethnic and cultural minority groups.
DiversityRx works to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities by informing, educating, and supporting health care providers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates who are responsive to diverse populations.
EthnoMed provides medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups in the Seattle area, which may also be of interest and applicable to health care providers in other geographic regions of the United States.
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
OMH's mission is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.
Stanford School of Medicine: Ethnic-Specific Modules for Ethnogeriatric Care
The Stanford School of Medicine's online modules are designed to provide information to increase health care providers' awareness of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and tribal influences on the health and health care of multicultural older adults.
Think Cultural Health
Think Cultural Health offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care, including free online courses accredited for continuing education credit.
10 Steps to Better Healthcare: A Guide for Chinese-American Seniors
10 Steps to Better Healthcare is designed to help Chinese elders in California address cultural and language differences in order to better navigate the U.S. health care system.
Centers and Organizations
Harvard Medical School Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities
The Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities seeks to enhance the academic performance of underrepresented minority students, strengthen support for cultural competency preparedness of faculty, trainees and students, and expand current models for underrepresented minority faculty development and student/faculty research on issues of minority health and health disparities.
University of Washington (UW) Health Promotion Research Center
The UW Health Promotion Research Center conducts community-based research with the goal of promoting the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those from low-income, ethnic/cultural groups who are at increased risk of chronic disease.
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
The NAPCA's mission is to serve as the nation's leading advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being and quality of life of Asian Pacific American (APA) seniors.
National Caucus and Center for the Black Aged (NCBA)
NCBA supports health care reform and the protection of Medicare by providing programs and services on behalf of senior African Americans and other minorities.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)
The mission of NCMHD is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.
Native Elder Health Care Resource Center (NEHCRC)
NEHCRC was a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
NHCOA works hand-in-hand with local community organizations, government agencies and private-sector entities nationwide to promote high-quality services for the aging Hispanic population.
National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
The NICOA advocates for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)
The Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research focus on "bridging the gap between health disparity research and successful minority aging."
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research improves the public's health by advancing health policy through research, public service, community partnership and education.
UCLA/Drew Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elders (CHIME)
CHIME is a research and mentoring program that contributes to the reduction in health disparities for African American and Latino elders by training and mentorship of minority faculty who advance their careers by conducting research on minority elders.
University of North Carolina (UNC) Institute on Aging: Aging and Diversity Program
The mission of the UNC Institute on Aging's Aging and Diversity Program is to educate, conduct research with, and provide valuable resources to older individuals, caregivers, and families from diverse groups across North Carolina and the nation.
Latino Center on Aging
The Latino Center on Aging was established to improve the lives of Latino seniors through advocacy and education.
Data and Research
AGing Integrated Database (AGID)
AGID is an online query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes.
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics aims to improve both the quality and use of data on the aging population.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Gateway to Data and Statistics
The HHS Data and Statistics web-based tool is designed to help users locate health-related data, statistical information and reports collected from various government resources in one convenient location.
The Human Mortality Database
The Human Mortality Database was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts and others interested in the history of human longevity.
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
The mission of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, which is funded by the NIA, is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from the under-exploited potential of a broad range of data sets.
National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics is the nation's principal health statistics agency.
National Institute on Aging (NIA): Minority Aging Research
The Minority Aging Review Committee presented a summary that stated the basic findings of the 1999 National Institute on Aging (NIA) review of minority aging research and training and outreach activities.