United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
2008 Aging Awards

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging solicited submissions of exemplary research performed by departments and agencies within the federal government that seeks to advance the well-being of older Americans.  Submissions covered a wide range of areas, such as maintaining health, assuring adequate income, finding employment, engaging in productive and rewarding activity, securing proper housing, and obtaining long-term care and assistance.  The Committee was especially pleased to receive submissions that demonstrate significant achievements in cross-cutting issues such as promoting interagency collaboration, strengthening research infrastructure, and advancing data collection efforts.

All submissions will be included in the Recognition of Excellence in Aging Research Committee report to be issued this fall.  This compilation of research submissions will be utilized by the Committee and other policymakers to inform aging policy and to serve as a catalyst for continued progress in addressing the most pressing concerns of the nation's older population.

Links to the submissions can be found below:

Administration on Aging

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Appalachian Regional Commission

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Census Bureau

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Corporation for National and Community Service

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Labor

Department of Transportation

Department of Veterans Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

Food and Drug Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration

Library of Congress/Congressional Research Service

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Council on Disability

National Endowment for the Arts

National Institute of Justice

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging

National Science Foundation

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Administration

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration