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About the Innovations in Healthy Aging Initiative at the University of Arizona
In 2018 – 2019, the University of Arizona developed a new Strategic Plan for responding to the most pressing issues facing our world. Innovations in Healthy Aging (IHA) was born of that plan, with a charter to explore, discover and evaluate new models for healthy aging and meeting the needs of the aging population.
IHA provides a network for scholars, an educational resource for traditional and non-traditional students, a resource for allies and potential partners to explore opportunities with the University of Arizona, and a hub for connecting older adults in Southern and Central Arizona. Our 4 main objectives:
- Integrate older adults with the UArizona, whether living independently or in senior living communities.
- Partner with developers to discover and implement models of healthy aging by including older adults and other stakeholders in creation of the models.
- Research, discovery, and innovation in aging.
- Provide educational opportunities in geroscience to create a workforce for care of older adults.