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Sponsors, Partners, Collaborators

National Institute on Aging

NHATS is sponsored by the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), a division of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). BSR supports basic social and behavioral research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. It focuses on how people change over the adult life course and on the societal impact of the changing age-composition of the population. BSR fosters research that reaches across disciplinary boundaries, at multiple levels from the genetic to comparisons across national boundaries, and at stages from basic through translational. Examples of current initiatives in the Population and Social Processes group include macroeconomics and demographics of global aging, determinants of retirement, modeling the Medicare system, trends in health/longevity across the U.S., the development of new measures of disability, social networks, health, and well-being, and behavioral economics.

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE sponsored the first two rounds of the the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC).