Social Networks, NCDs and Aging: Leveraging Social Dynamics for Efficient Health Interventions among Older Persons in Low-Income Countries

Abstract: 

The overall aim of this pilot project that utilizes data from the Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health, MLSFH-MAC)1 is to understand social interactions about aging and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low-income countries (LICs), identify social processes affecting health-knowledge and health-seeking behavior related to NCDs, and provide evidence that will inform innovative intervention designs that leverage social dynamics to reduce NCD risk through sustained behavioral changes and linkages-to-care for older people in a LICs context.

Funded By: 
PARC
Funded By: 
Boettner
Award Dates: 
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
PARC Grant Year: 
Year 25