Our mission is simple: To improve the lives of seniors through focused, applied research. We challenge assumptions about aging and replace them with new, evidence-based realities founded on the results of rigorous scientific enquiry.
Our country is in the midst of an economic health care crisis, in large part due to the prevalence of chronic diseases. More than 70% of the health care dollars in this country are spent on chronic conditions. Two out of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions, and 95 percent of health care spending for older adults is attributed to chronic disease. The work we do helps prevent and better manage chronic diseases so seniors stay healthy, active, productive, and independent.