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Does age at migration matter when it comes to mental health?

A new study published in The Gerontologist examined whether people who migrate later in life have poorer mental health than those who migrate earlier in life, and whether factors like socioeconomic status, physical health, language skills, and...
14-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.
11-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers-Led Collaborative Awarded $3.6M NIH Grant to Build Infrastructure for Minority Aging Research

The award will allow the New Jersey Minority Aging Collaborative (NJMAC), led by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, to build the infrastructure necessary to enable minority older adults across the state to...
8-Oct-2019 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Close Intergenerational Relationships Protect Aging Immigrants’ Health and Minimize Caregivers’ Stress

Filial piety – the traditional value of caring for one's elders – is central to the Chinese concept of family and has long shaped intergenerational relationships, daily life, and well-being, for older Chinese adults. The intersection of Eastern...
9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Researchers Develop Custom Data Collection System to Improve Health Disparity Research

Rutgers researchers develop web-based data collection and management system that addresses linguistic and cultural barriers for researching minority populations.
9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline.
4-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chinese Americans Face Increased Risk of Elder Abuse, Rutgers Studies Find

Not enough is being done to prevent elder abuse in the Chinese American community, according to four new Rutgers studies published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
19-Aug-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans' Health

Rutgers researchers present an unprecedented exploration of cultural factors concerning Chinese Americans' health in a special edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Seventeen research papers study elder abuse, cognitive...
12-Aug-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research advances health and well-being through meaningful, rigorous and impactful research in the critical areas of behavioral health, health services, health disparities, health policy, health economics, pharmacoepidemiology, and aging research.

Since its 1985 founding, the Institute has become nationally renowned for interdisciplinary and translational research. The Institute's 57,000 square foot facilities are home to six members elected to the National Academy of Medicine and 150 members representing over 30 schools, institutes, and units with adjunct members from 29 national and international universities


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