Mexico’s National Institute of Geriatrics (INGER) has a multidisciplinary and horizontal approach to the diversity of topics concerning ageing, and two of its main goals are: to concur the implementation of the models of care and education by both private and public sectors, and to establish a health care model for older persons based on morbidity and disability indicators, providing access to physical activity, proper nutrition and timely treatment of health conditions that may have negative consequences on their quality of life; as well as the extension of care in communities and homes. These actions will translate into the inclusion of geriatrics and gerontology as a horizontal perspective in the development of any health and social program in Mexico.

Thus, the mission of INGER is to promote a healthy and active ageing of the Mexican people through the advancement of knowledge, its application and dissemination, the training of specialized human resources, and through leadership in the development of health services within the National Health System as a whole. On the long run, it aims to become the regional leading research and education institution on aging, with proven ability to affect positively the health and quality of life of the aged population.