Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander older adults are one of the fastest growing and diverse populations of older adults in the US, projected to grow from 1.8 million in 2012 to 8.5 million by 2060. Yet, there remains a lack of targeted resources, research, and services for this growing population.
On Monday, September 26th, 2016, the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health will hold its 8th Biennial Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) Health Conference, co-hosted by AARP, called “Aging Together, Bridging Generations.” This year’s conference will bring together diverse stakeholders from across the country to discuss and prioritize healthy aging in our AA and NHPI communities.
The overall goal of the Aging Together, Bridging Generations conference is to foster dialogue and leadership across sectors and diverse communities to promote healthy aging among the growing population of AA and NHPI older adults. By bringing together community-based organizations, academic institutions, hospitals, private and for-profit organizations and governmental agencies, we aim to:
- Increase the collection of disaggregated and meaningful data and information sharing methods for AA and NHPI older adults
- Prioritize the focus on social determinants of health and promotion of action-oriented research for AA and NHPI older adults
- Share innovative promising strategies and best practices for caring and supporting diverse AA and NHPI older adults to promote healthy aging