Michigan Findings

About the Michigan Poll on Healthy Aging

As the nation's 10th most populous state, and with 1 in 4 residents projected to be over the age of 60 by 2030, Michigan has a pressing need to understand the knowledge, experiences, and opinions of its older residents around health and well-being.

Starting in May 2024, the Michigan Poll on Healthy Aging will regularly tap into the perspectives of Michiganders age 50 and older on a wide range of health-related topics, with support from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. The poll grew out of, and uses the same infrastructure as, the National Poll on Healthy Aging that has been run by the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation since 2017, with support from AARP and Michigan Medicine. 

Several times a year, the IHPI team will compile brief reports featuring Michigan-specific findings, and will release them with reports on national poll findings. The team will also release Michigan-focused interactive data graphics. 

The Michigan Poll on Healthy Aging welcomes anyone with an interest in issues affecting older adults in the state to sign up to receive email alerts about new poll findings.

Recent Michigan Findings


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Many older Michiganders are financially stressed, especially those in pre-retirement years and those with health issues

People in their 50s and early 60s, and those who say they’re in fair or poor physical or mental health, are more likely to say they have cut their spending in the past year, including health costs


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Health care costs rise to top of older Michiganders’ community health concerns

Costs of different types of care, and of prescription drugs and insurance, rated as topics of highest concern among people 50 and older


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Nearly 1 in 3 older Michiganders became scam victims in last two years

Some groups appear more vulnerable, and vast majority of Michigan older adults say policymakers and companies should do more to protect people from scammers


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Michigan Health Endowment Fund

In 2023, the NPHA team established a partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to develop a Michigan Poll on Healthy Aging based on a representative sample of adults in Michigan.