Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:00am, EST
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We at the Hub advance cutting-edge research with insights to improve social contexts for aging and health equity.

Childhood Social Contexts and Cognitive Aging

This NIA-funded program of research addresses how social-ecological contexts from childhood influence later life cognition. Our work has focused on family, school, and neighborhood environments. We also attend to life course linkages of risk and resilience in the context of structural racism.

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Dementia-Friendly Communities

This project aims to develop program theory for dementia-friendly community initiatives by centering the voices of on-the-ground leaders. We also partner with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, to examine whether living in a community with more dementia-capable senior centers is associated with healthcare outcomes while aging in place with dementia.

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Cross-Sector Collaboration on Age-Friendly Communities

We partnered with AARP International to begin developing training materials on cross-sector collaboration for public sector leaders in the Latin American region. The materials will inform plans to launch a capacity-building program on multi-sectoral collaboration in the context of age-friendly efforts in the Americas. 

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Geriatric Workforce Development

This project aims to strengthen the gerontological social work workforce in New Jersey through recruiting students into the Rutgers MSW Aging and Health Certificate Program, expanding partnerships with aging service providers, and conducting focus groups to assess aging-focused workforce needs among social workers. 

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