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Annual CDSME and Falls Prevention Resource Centers Meeting

Making Our Vision a Reality

April 28-30, 2015
Arlington, VA


Presentations and Handouts

About Evidence-Based Programs


Getting Started

Evidence-Based Health Promotion 101: This presentation by Marcia Ory gives an overview of evidence-based programming including what it is, why it’s important, how to find the right program for your agency, and how to measure success.

Evidence-based programs offer proven ways to promote health and prevent disease among older adults. The Center for Healthy Aging supports the expansion and sustainability of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs in the community and online through collaboration with national, state, and community partners. The goal is to help older adults live longer and healthier lives. The Center houses two national resource centers: the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Resource Center and the National Falls Prevention Resource Center.

What are Evidence-Based Programs?

Evidence-based programs are based on research. When you implement one, you can be confident you’re delivering a program that works.  Evidence-based programming translates tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide proven health benefits to participants.

Advantages of Evidence-Based Programs

Evidence-based programs provide an ideal model for giving older adults information and support. Evidence-based programs can add value in many ways.  First, they can significantly improve the health and well-being of older adults in the community. Second, they can help attract new participants and funders through innovative programming. Third, they can create powerful partnerships with other organizations, including health care providers. Learn more about the advantages of these programs.

Where to Find Evidence-Based Programs

The Center provides information on the highest-level criteria evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs that have undergone the Administration for Community Living Administration on Aging’s Older Americans Act Title IIID program submission process including program descriptions, training requirements, and references where you can find additional information. Find the programs.


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Online Training


Introduction to Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults
Take our interactive training modules on evidence-based health promotion for older adults.