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News and Announcements


Attend a preconference workshop on July 22nd at the IAGG World Congress in San Francisco focused on the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP). Presentations from HCAP in the HRS and the HRS sister studies in England, Mexico, and India.

See the agenda 

Register here

View more HRS presentations at IAGG.

Filling in the Gaps

New data on early life history in the HRS now available with information on residential, schooling, and employment history before age 50. Look for it under HRS Public Data, Off-year Studies. 

New HRS/Medicaid Linkage

HRS is now linked to Medicaid Analytic Extract (MAX) files for 1999-2012. For HRS respondents who have received Medicaid benefits, the MAX files provide a range of beneficiary information including enrollment status and eligibility, inpatient hospital stays, long-term care services, other services, and drugs and other pharmacy services.


PGS Scores

Polygenic Scores (PGS) now available. A PGS aggregates millions of individual loci across the human genome and weights them by the strength of their association to produce a single quantitative measure of genetic risk. To facilitate use of these scores for research, HRS has created a set of PGS for public distribution based on several large, replicated genome-wide association studies. More info here
View the new tutorials on genetic data and access in the HRS.

New Food Access Dataset

The HRS Contextual Data Resource (HRS-CDR) has now been established with the first dataset being United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Access Information. The data are available as an HRS restricted data product and are accessible through the MiCDA virtual enclave. 

Be sure to check out a new tutorial on the HRS website. Learn about how to download public data now!
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The Health and Retirement Study is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA U01AG009740) and the Social Security Administration.