NIA's Health Disparities Mission

National Institute on Aging's Health Disparities' Goals

Aging Well in the 21st Century: Strategic Directions for Research on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute seeks to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Our objectives in this area are to:

  • Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging
  • Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging.
  • Provide research resources.
  • Disseminate information about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community, among a variety of audiences.

NIA Health Disparities Framework

The NIA Health Disparities Research Framework showcases priorities and investments in this important aging research area. Click here learn more

The National Institute on Aging Health Disparities Research Framework
Ethn Dis. 2015 Summer; 25(3): 245–254. doi: 10.18865/ed.25.3.245

Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity
The purpose of this notice is to provide an updated diversity statement that describes NIH's interest in the diversity of the NIH-funded workforce.