Bridging the Aging Network and Medical Community: Survey Results

August 31, 2012


  • Jane K. Straker
  • Elizabeth Carpio
  • Suzanne R. Kunkel

Older adults often need a full complement of services and supports to help them live independently while maintaining their physical or mental health. Recent federal and state initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have expanded the opportunities for Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to be partners in acute care and health care system coordination.

With a grant from the Administration on Aging (AoA), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered with the Scripps Gerontology Center to conduct the 2012 Bridging the Aging Network and Medical Community survey of all 627 AAAs in the nation. The survey was designed to describe the connections between the Aging Network and the health care community. The survey was launched in March 2012 and data collection concluded in May 2012 with 56% (350) of AAAs responding.

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  • Aging Network