HALCyon project

Healthy Ageing Across the Life Course (HALCyon Project)

Project overview

The ageing of the UK population is a grand challenge facing society. Policy makers recognise that healthy active ageing can relieve the social and economic costs of an ageing population and enhance wellbeing.

At the time of the project, we needed to develop an improved understanding of how healthy ageing is affected by factors operating across the whole of life so that policies could be put in place which have the end result of helping populations to remain healthy, active and independent for longer.

This project is linked to a Canadian Research Project funded by CIHR-IA.


HALCyon - Healthy Ageing across the Life Course: Capitalising on the value of UK life course cohorts (PDF, 2.4MB)

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Further information

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