We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers, of diverse cultural backgrounds, interested in understanding how different countries and cultures are addressing various aspects of aging.  Early focus areas include palliative care and end-of-life practices, caregiving, sensory impairment, cognition and dementia care.  We are evaluating how different countries around the world measure and collect data related to these topics, including harmonized data collected in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) database and its companion projects around the world.  This information has the potential to inform practices in the United States, and can provide opportunities for further research and funding.