Our SEED Program

We want to improve the mental well-being of Chinese older adults through The SEED Program and have recently been covered in China Journal. If you are interested in participating, please contact Iggy Chang at eshien_chang@rush.edu or 773-942-3330

PINE Newsletter

We are excited to share our PINE Newsletter! Each issue will provide updates about our work, as well as spotlights on our staff, community partners, and participants. Click for here for our issues.

PINE Study at GSA 2014!

The PINE Study Research team presented at GSA 2014 with particular emphasis on Elder Abuse and the PINE Study findings. For more information on our covered topics, please visit Past Events and Press Releases for more information.

Data Sharing Request

If you are interested in using data from the PINE Study, the largest epidemiological study of Chinese older adults, please click here for more information.

Continuing Study: Pine Family Study- Filial Piety and Caregiving

We are beginning our 2nd wave of the PIETY study in December to find out factors which influence the health and aging of Chinese older adults from the perspectives and experiences of adult children. To participate, please see our flyer.

The PINE Report

We are pleased to release The PINE Report – A comprehensive health and well-being assessment of Chicago Chinese older adults. To read the full report, please go to The PINE Report.

We aim to conduct over 3,000 in-home surveys with Chinese older adults and their key family members from the diverse Chinese communities. In addition, we will collect qualitative data in focus group settings to investigate the linguistic and cultural preferences as well as barriers pertaining to the research questions from the viewpoints of Chinese community residents.

The Piety Study aims to find out factors impacting the health and aging of Chinese older adults from the perspectives and experiences of adult children, examine culturally sensitive measures to improve the quality of life collectively, and to understand perspectives not only from seniors, but find out care giving barriers and challenges facing adult children.

The SEED (Suicide Prevention through Behavioral Education) Program is a pilot intervention program aimed at improving health among U.S. Chinese older adults. Findings from the PINE Study indicate that mental health is a concern of Chinese older adults in the U.S. We are developing this program to find the best ways to promote mental health among Chinese older adults.