Core D: External Research Resources Support and Dissemination Core Dissemination is a central part of the work carried out by the Harvard Center for the Global Demography of Aging. The Center will create four types of outputs: methodological tools, research findings, papers outlining policy implications, and datasets. By producing a wide range of outputs that are accessible to a variety of audiences, we expect that Harvard will continue to be an important international resource center for research on global aging. We expect to address our results to researchers, policy makers, the media, and the public. The Center will disseminate its work via its website, working papers, workshops and conferences, publication of papers from the conferences, press releases, a seminar series, and data dissemination through the Harvard IQSS Dataverse Network. By tailoring the method of communication to the product being disseminated and the target audience, we aim to maximize impact.
Specific Aims This core will contribute to specific aim 4 of the Center:
PGDA Aim 4 : The data and research produced by PGDA will be widely disseminated through scholarly and policy-relevant communications. It will do this through a number of more detailed Core specific aims: Core D Aim 1: To maintain a website containing relevant and up-to-date information about PGDA and access to research outputs and data. Core D Aim 2: To promote rapid dissemination of research results through a working paper series. Core D Aim 3: To promote sharing of results as well as data and methodological tools with researchers through conferences, workshops and seminars Core D Aim 4: Sharing our results with the public and policy makers through accessible, policy-relevant papers, press releases, and media interviews.

Public Health Relevance

We wish to bring the activities of the Center to the widest possible audience, with the aim of promoting wider awareness and understanding of issues in population aging, encouraging research on aging issues, and providing a strong evidence base for policy makers. Dissemination of our results in accessible formats can encourage understanding, help spark interest, and inspire new researchers to enter the field. Our policy-relevant outputs can help inform policy debates by providing information to the public and, more specifically, policy makers.

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