The new National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging (INRPHA) invites proposals for pilot research that addresses the following thematic priority areas related to U.S. rural population health and aging trends and disparities. Proposals due Jan 31, 2020; Projects will begin July 1, 2020 and must be completed by June 30, 2021.
- Identify trends and disparities in middle-age and older adult health and well-being across different types of rural areas and among different vulnerable populations within rural areas and identify the mechanisms driving these trends and disparities.
- Identify the implications (e.g., social, economic, political, and infrastructural) of population health and aging trends in rural areas.
- Identify relationships between economic livelihood strategies, economic well-being, and health among middle- and older-age adults in rural America.
- Identify the contributions of physical and/or social isolation on physical, mental, and cognitive health and healthy aging in different rural areas.
- Identify where and how exposures to environmental change and/or climate hazards have affected rural middle-age and older populations.