Aging Research Resources

The Caregiving Policy Digest newsletter is published by the Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving, and is distributed at no charge twice a month to program developers, policy-makers, legislative staffs, families and others interested in the latest developments in long-term care and caregiving. Click here to subscribe.

The US Administration on Aging publishes AoA eNews, which offers up-to-date information regarding current policy initiatives. This e-newsletter provides highlights of key information, and is intended as a brief publication that can be read quickly and easily. Click here to download copies of current and past issues.

The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) uses numerous venues to disseminate its research results with the goal of informing public debate on a variety of health care issues. Some publications provide brief, descriptive research findings, while others are more in-depth and analytic. HSC does not take policy positions; however, most of the publications discuss a range of related policy implications. HSC Alerts are sent via e-mail to notify recipients of new HSC research studies and upcoming conferences. For more information click here.

AgeLine Database, maintained by AARP, contains references and original abstracts to material related to aging, middle age, and the elderly. Topics covered include psychology, public policy, healthcare, business, gerontology, and consumer issues. To access the database, click here. To receive AgeLine Update Alerts, a bimonthly newsletter, email

Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. In addition to the weekly CAAR reports, subscribers to the electronic mailing list will receive notices of relevant newspaper articles, along with Internet pointers to the full text of the articles. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information, click here.

The Geriatric Social Work Initiative publishes a monthly e-newsletter designed to keep interested deans and directors, faculty members, students, practitioners and others informed about the work of GSWI. For subscription information, click here. GSWI also maintains a useful site on "Current Issues in Aging".

New Directions is an e-newsletter published by the Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative (HGNI). This e-newsletter is designed to inform interested academic and practice leaders, faculty members, students, practitioners and others about the work of the HGNI and provide the latest news and information relevant to geriatric nursing. To subscribe to New Directions, please e-mail

Long Term Care is an online source of information for professionals delivering post-acute care. The website and free newsletter aim to serve the varied intelligence needs of many long-term care professionals, such as administrators, directors of nursing, case managers, discharge planners, purchasing managers and social workers. Newsletter topics include industry, professional, legislative, regulatory, research, product and vendor information. The newsletter is available as part of a free membership. Click here for subscription information.

How the Baby Boomers Can Save Health Care, A Healthwise “Gray” Paper (a white paper about aging issues), co-authored by Advisory Board member Molly Mettler.

Better Transitions: Improving Comprehension of Discharge Instructions, published in the Spring 2009 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management, co-authored by PCF Executive Director Eric Coleman.

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