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The Center for Health and Aging Innovation (CHAI) aims to promote health and wellbeing across the life-span for everyone. As one of the leading institutions on productive aging, equity, and social policy, our research lays the foundation to help inform policies and programs that optimize health, economic security, and strong social bonds in a diversifying society.

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We accomplish this through

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We develop, test, and refine theories and concepts to promote healthy aging.

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NYU Silver School of Social Work offers a range of educational courses on aging and health from the bachelor’s letter to PhD and DSW and with continuing education courses.

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We have a large network spanning local to global partners who test and innovate new programs and policies to promote healthy and productive aging. Many are leading social work practitioners at not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as government entities.

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"Now that I'm 91, as opposed to being 90, I'm much wiser. I'm much more aware and I'm much sexier."


Betty White

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Keep up to date on health and aging with our library of current and past publications.

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