The John A. Hartford Foundation Aging Society Index was launched at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress today by Dr. John Rowe and colleagues from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Southern California's Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.
The index is composed of five established indicators: survival, equity, education, health care, productivity, engagement and cohesion. The index gives insight into current conditions and future demographics across countries, and provides a new context for measuring the health of aging populations with an evidence-based metric to assess effectiveness over time. Developed for 30 countries at the outset, the index can track national sources of data for countries with aged populations, permitting accurate quantitative assessment of both current conditions and likely future trajectory of status and wellbeing of older adults along the implementation of policy dimensions of interest.
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