Funding

National Institute of Aging (NIA)

The first two waves of ACL (1986 and 1989) were supported by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under a program project grant (P01AG05561) that also supported the beginnings of the related Changing Lives of Older Couples study (CLOC) in Detroit. NIA also supported the 1994, 2001/2, and 2011 follow-up waves of data collection, and provided funding for all processing of the data for analysis and archiving and for tracking/mortality ascertainment on the ACL sample, and much of the analysis of the data (RO1AG09978 and RO1AG018418). The NIA is also supporting the ACL-LIFE life-history interviews (1R01AG06531901).

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities provided support for Americans’ Changing Lives under the aegis of the Social Epigenomics of Health Inequalities project led by Margaret Hicken (1-R01-MD013299).

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In the mid-1990s, during a brief hiatus in NIA support, data analysis, archiving, and mortality tracking were also supported by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigators in Health Policy Award to James S. House.

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