Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging

Funding ID

P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

The population is aging, and a growing number of older adults lack adequate support for their long-term care needs. Older Americans Act (OAA) services aim to improve health and reduce nursing home placements for older adults by connecting them with community-based supports to address their unique needs and support independence. This research brief estimates state-level differences in the effectiveness of OAA-funded programs in enrolling racial-ethnic minority older adults. Although most states adequately enroll minority and Black older adult populations, over half do not adequately enroll Hispanic older adults.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

Older Americans Act, Aging services, Racial-Ethnic Disparities

Disciplines

Sociology

Date

7-27-2021

Language

English

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge support from the Center for Aging and Policy Studies, which receives funding from the National Institute on Aging (P30AG066583). The authors thank Janet Wilmoth, Nicole Replogle, and Shannon Monnat for edits and feedback on a previous version of this brief.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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