Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence

Type: Forum
Topics: Aging, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Health Care Workforce
Boards: Board on Health Sciences Policy, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have formed the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence to foster dialogue and address issues of mutual interest and concern related to aging and disability. 

The number of both adults 65 years and older as well as individuals living with disabilities is expected to increase significantly over the coming decades. As a result, the need to examine the issues and challenges associated with aging and disability continues to grow in importance for both individuals and society as a whole. The Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence provides a neutral venue for broad ranging discussions for coordination and integration of aging and disability stakeholders, particularly among public and private entities. With the ultimate goal to serve all individuals with respect to long-term supports and services preferences regardless of age or disability, the Forum will:

  • highlight capacities in which aging and disability network coordination is strong;
  • examine the historic challenges faced by aligning the aging and disability networks;
  • define the scope of the challenges;
  • explore new approaches for resolving problem areas;
  • elevate the visibility and perspectives of the many relevant stakeholders;
  • and set the stage for future policy actions.

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