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ARCAD Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Impact on Public Health

Welcome Aboard!

I welcome you to learn about ARCAD: In here, we tell you who we are; where we come from; and what we do. The website design and content are guided by our core values of transparency, respect, initiative, integrity and responsibility. We’re a health research institute seeking to proactively share our work so that you may be the first to know. We invest in people and endeavor to build a dependable workforce of tomorrow.

We are also proud to offer specific links you will use to directly access ARCAD multiple institutional resources, including our publications, funding partners and collaborating partners databases, our training services, our news and events; our jobs, calls and other opportunities; and importantly, our research work. We believe that you will find useful information about our research, training and services that will empower you to make informed choices and decisions.

About ARCAD: African Research Centre on Aging and Dementia (ARCAD), a Ugandan Non-Profit and Non-Government Collaborative Research Institute. The center was established in 2017 with a group of social gerontologist with an inspiration of advancing aging and dementia research in the African content. It’s centered at offering high quality, networking (Local or international) aging research in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

ARCAD targets Older persons aged 60 years and above with emphasis on the following categories The physically and mentally incapacitated; these are older persons who live in isolation without any family or community support.

We’re influencing policy: Engaging communities in our research activities has helped to improve public health around ARCAD sites. However, influencing the lives of more people requires translation of the Institute’s findings into broader policies. We have done this successfully for decades in international development policy, including those formulated by the WHO. We intend to double our efforts to ensure that more findings are communicated widely to influence health policies domestically as well.

We view Ageing and the eldery differently:We provide high –quality research on an ageing population to transform public attitudes and policy reforms for improve health and wellbeing of older persons throughout their lives..

Our community engagement initiative, active for over a decade now, identifies issues arising from the institute’s work and informs communities accordingly. Our resources, including the website, social media channels, the digital library and the data repository, now benefit the public directly.

We’re optimistic about the future: In the years ahead, our mission remains to identify priority health needs of the eldery people and to create scalable solutions for them. This is at the heart of our Strategic Plan 2018-2023. In the long run, ARCAD harbors the ambition of becoming one of the leading global think tanks and centers of excellence in public health research.

Please, join us in learning about the contribution of the fine women and men working for and with ARCAD. We're all in one boat, and always moving forward.

Again, please welcome and feel at home!

We’ve identified 5 imperatives to enhance our impact on health and wellbeing of people: strengthen stakeholder engagement; unlock financial resources to drive own research agenda; cultivate a world class science-enabling environment; leverage research platforms to maximize scientific discovery; and support translation of knowledge to deepen impact.

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