The LGBT+ National Aging Research Center is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults and their families. This Center is built upon strong collaborations across the nation with LGBTQ older adults, their families and communities, service providers as well as multidisciplinary experts from such diverse fields as Social Work, Medicine, Public Health, Sociology, Nursing, Psychology, Statistics, and Ethics.
Built upon more than two decades of research on LGBTQ aging, the Center fosters key partnerships across a number of landmark projects including Aging with Pride: The National Health, Aging, Sexuality and Gender Study, the first federally-funded longitudinal research project examining the health, aging and well-being over time of LGBTQ adults ages 50 to 100, and Caring and Aging with Pride, the groundbreaking national study designed to understand resilience, well-being, disparities, caregiving, and generational differences in the lives of LGBTQ midlife and older adults.
In addition, through a partnership with Generations with Pride, a nonprofit organization, the Center is developing and testing the first evidence-based trainings and services designed to address the growing needs of LGBTQ people and their communities, including evidence-based cross generational support programming as well as evidence-based training for providers to ensure culturally relevant care. Together all of the Center projects illuminate innovation in the use of science to promote best practices in research, training, and resource and program development to promote equity and reduce social, economic and health disparities now and for generations to come. Please click on the links below to learn more about our projects.