Research in Progress Seminar (HRP 283)

Date: April 6, 2016  
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Location: CHP/PCOR Conference Room
117 Encina Commons
Speaker: John (Jack) W. Rowe
Professor, Dept of Health Policy and Management, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Adjunct Affiliate at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Columbia University
Title: Metrics for an Aging Society  


This project aims to develop an index, composed of established and available social and economic measures, that provides a quantitative and reproducible estimate of the degree to which societies are currently adapting and likely will in the future adapt to the demographic transformation. Such an index, which currently does not exist, is required if we are to measure the degree of success, or failure, of policies designed to facilitate successful societal aging and thus provide a context that facilitates the capacity of older persons to access the health care and social and economic supports needed to function effectively.