Welcome!

Dear Web Site Visitor:

As the director of this landmark study, I take great pleasure in welcoming you to our Web site. Here you will find a wide array of information and materials related to the study, including design and sampling information, documentation, datasets available for download, and papers and publications.

Our main purpose is to collect survey data that will inform researchers and policymakers. Our most valuable assets are our respondents, and we strive to maintain the highest levels of data confidentiality in order to protect their privacy. To that end, we have applied for and been granted a National Institute of Health Certificate of Confidentiality which protects the survey data from subpoena, court order and other externally compelled disclosure.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many sponsors. The majority of our funding has been provided by the National Institute of Aging, with supplemental funding from the Social Security Administration, the Department of Labor’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the State of Florida.

Thank you for visiting; if you cannot find what you are looking for, or if you have suggestions for improvement, please contact us by email at hrsquestions@umich.edu, by phone 734-936- 0314, or by fax 734-647-1186.

Sincerely,

David R. Weir, Director