Share This

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping lives in the United States and around the globe. Every one of us has faced challenges, and deep, longstanding disparities have been exposed. Some disparities may look like someone else’s problem. But they are, in fact, everyone’s problem, and the right solutions will impact us all. Addressing inequality can improve economic growth, make our communities more livable, lower the cost of healthcare, and create jobs. 

For more than 60 years, AARP has fought to build a more equitable society—advocating for policies and programs that empower people to live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

Together with our partners, we are defining the critical issues, engaging the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and identifying solutions to build a future in which each and every person can thrive.

AARP is convening two virtual series to engage leaders on how we create a future that embraces equity and innovation across the lifespan: Build Equity  and Equity By Design.

 

New Compendium on Building Equity in Longevity

As an extension of AARP’s Build Equity series, we invited experts from a wide variety of disciplines to imagine how we might close the longevity gap so that we can all live longer, happier, and more prosperous lives. This collection of thought pieces helps answer a power, yet simple question:

How might we make longevity more equitable for all?

Join us, alongside our contributors, in understanding the challenge and taking action in closing the longevity gap.  Learn More

Related Videos

Click here for full recordings of all webinars in the #BuildEquity series

The Equitable Path to Healthy Longevity

May 20, 2021
Featuring:

  • Lydia A. Isaac, PhD MSc, Vice President, Health Equity and Policy, National Urban League
  • Rishi Manchanda, , MD, MPH, President and CEO, HealthBegins
  • Elena Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.P., President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, (NHMA),
  • Erwin Tan, MD, Director of Thought Leadership-Health, AARP - Moderator
 

The Equity Takeaway: An Interview with Lydia Isaac, PhD

As a preview of this month’s Build Equity event on the equitable path to healthy longevity, Dr. Erwin Tan interviewed Lydia Isaac, PhD, Vice President, Health Equity and Policy, National Urban League, on ways we can address the key health equity issues that impact longevity.  

 

New Research

Equity in Aging: The Story of Human Longevity

AARP’s Global Thought Leadership team in collaboration with leading researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has embarked on an exploration of these geographic disparities in life expectancy at mid-adulthood. Our first report, entitled How Growing Geographic and Racial Disparities Inhibit the Ability to Live Longer and Healthier Lives (October 2020), provides a national-level analysis (1980-2014) of life expectancy data matched with geographic markers, and additional health data from the African American community. 

 

Read Full Report

 

Equity by Design



As we emerge from a tragic pandemic, let’s catalyze action among professionals in the fields that shape the physical housing and communities where we live, enabling every resident to thrive.

 

Learn More

 

Recent Blog Posts

The Intersection of Coronavirus and Racial Inequality in the Workplace

The Intersection of Coronavirus and Racial Inequality in the Workplace

July 24, 2020 by Jean Accius, PhD, Ramsey Alwin & Erwin Tan, MD via nationswell.com

Why Black and Latino Americans experience disproportionate levels of unemployment and underemployment — and why COVID-19 is making this worse.

  Learn more

Listen, Learn, and Leverage: Why Today’s Dialogue on Inequity Is Different

Listen, Learn, and Leverage: Why Today’s Dialogue on Inequity Is Different

July 2020 

Read on AARP.org

Processing Grief during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Processing Grief during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020 

Read on AARP.org

COVID-19 Demands Attention to Mental Health, Too

COVID-19 Demands Attention to Mental Health, Too

March 2020 

Read on AARP.org

A Call to Action: The Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity

A Call to Action: The Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity

October 2019 

Read on AARP.org

We are committed to transforming these conversations into action. Will you join us?

Name
Organization
Email
Comments
Are you a robot?
 

Join the Conversation #buildEquity

Close