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Combating Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Veterans after Separation from Military Service

December 7, 2022
This brief explores the negative impacts of social isolation and loneliness on veteran health and wellbeing. 

How Has Grandparenthood Changed in Rural China?

November 29, 2022

This data slice examines the changes in grandparenting in rural China and calls for policies that decrease caregiver burnout, stress, and associated poor health outcomes. 

Older Adults on SNAP Experience Gaps in Benefits

November 28, 2022
This brief summarizes a recent study examining administrative churn among Missouri SNAP participants aged 60 years and older. 

The Unequal Burden of Long COVID

November 16, 2022

This data slice summarizes data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey and reports that although there are no significant racial/ethnic differences in overall activity limitations from long COVID, a higher percentage of Black and Hispanic/Latino adults report experiencing “significant” activity limitations compared to Whites.

Limited Cognitive Ability May Reduce SNAP Participation among Older Adults

November 1, 2022
This brief summarizes the results of a recent study examining the impact of cognitive decline on SNAP participation among adults aged 60 yrs. and older.

Conservative State Policies Contribute to Higher Mortality Rates among Working-age Americans

October 25, 2022
This study examined how state policies on criminal justice, taxes, environment, firearms, marijuana, health care, labor, and tobacco were associated with the risk of dying among working-age adults from 2000 to 2019.

The Cost of Being a Woman: How Race and Education Affect the Gender Pay Gap

October 18, 2022
This brief explores pay inequities in 2020 by race/ethnicity, gender, and educational attainment. 

Older Immigrants Are More Likely Than Older Nonimmigrants to Experience Loneliness

October 11, 2022

This research brief explores the impact of age at immigration on feelings of loneliness and considers factors such as health, socio-demographics, and engagement in volunteering in the assessment.

Sociocultural and Demographic Drivers of Latino Population Health in New York State

September 27, 2022
This research brief examines the diversity within the Latino population living in New York State and demonstrates the need to recognize the Latino population as a nonhomogeneous group.

Allowing Cities to Mandate Employer Paid Sick Leave Could Reduce Deaths among Working-Age Adults

September 23, 2022
This brief describes how working-age mortality rates from several external causes of premature death from 1999 to 2019 may have been lower if states had not preempted cities and counties from mandating paid sick leave.

Rural America, Older Adult Vaccination Rates Higher in Counties with More Aging, Disability Services

September 23, 2022

 It finds that rural counties with higher ADS density have higher older adult vaccination rates.

Native American Mental Health: Adding Culture to the Conversation

September 23, 2022

This issue brief describes the influence of colonialism on AI/AN mental health and discusses how barriers to mental health treatment can be addressed by integrating AI/AN culture into traditional mental health services and increasing AI/AN presence in mental health occupations.

Social Support Protected Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 23, 2022

This brief shows that those who reported having emotional support from family and friends were less likely to report negative mental health effects from the COVID-19 pandemic (32.9%) compared to those without emotional support (50.2%). 

Expansions in the U.S. Child Care and Development Block Grant Improved Program Stability

September 23, 2022

This brief summarizes the policy changes made in Virginia and describes how those changes improved child care subsidy stability and participation in that state.

Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Better in States that Mandate More Mental Health Policies

July 11, 2022

This research brief shows that adolescent and young adult mental health is better in states that mandate more school mental health policies, including school-based mental health centers, professional development in suicide prevention, and social-emotional curricula.

The Chances of Dying Young Differ Dramatically Across U.S. States

June 21, 2022
This data slice shows state-level differences in rates of death by ages 30, 50 and 65.

Resilience is Low among Both Military and Non-Military Populations with PTSD

June 14, 2022

This data slice uses data from the National Wellbeing Survey to examine resilience among U.S. working-age adults with and without PTSD by their relationship to the military.

See related: Mental Health

COVID Negatively Impacted Health & Social Relationships among Working-Age Adults with Disabilities

May 31, 2022
This research brief shows that working-age adults (18-64) with ADL difficulty faced worse health and social impacts than their peers without ADL difficulty during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

See related: COVID-19, Disability

Plant-Centered Diets Among Older Adults: The Need for Improved Nutritional Health Messaging

May 24, 2022

One way aging adults may mitigate disease onset and progression is through increased consumption of plant-based foods.

Nine Ways Grandparenting is Changing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 17, 2022

This research brief describes these long-term sociodemographic changes and uses in-depth interviews conducted before the pandemic to illustrate nine specific ways grandparenting is shifting in the U.S.

See related: COVID-19, Older Adults

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