The Community Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN) brings together academic researchers and community partners to conduct clinical trials and dissemination research related to healthy aging. CAARN's aims are to: 


  • Create a sustainable infrastructure (CAARN) to bridge university and community entities to increase research in alignment with Wisconsin's Aging Plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, and the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 
  • Provide training programs, venues for networking, resources, and internet structure to facilitate engagement in aging research. 
  • Increase a) the number of partnerships engaging in aging research, b) the number of extramurally- and intramurally-funded proposals for community-based aging research, and c) the health of older adults in Wisconsin.