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These resources can help you implement evidence-based programming.  We recommend you first download the Evidence-Based Healthy Aging Programming Tools and Checklists
These materials are a small sampling of our comprehensive selection. For more, please explore our searchable library.

  • Conducting Evidence-Based Programs in Senior Centers
    Presented by Jill Jackson-Ledford at the 2008 Florida Conference on Aging, this presentation makes the case for evidence-based programs in senior centers.  It provides an overview of the national work being done, offers a case study from one community's vision, and covers basic knowledge about evidence-based programming and resources.
  • Blueprint for Healthy Aging in New Jersey
    This comprehensive guide is for local governments and leaders of health and aging service organizations interested in effective, low-cost senior wellness programs.  It contains information on the benefits of healthy behaviors, and public policy recommendations and strategies for containing health care costs.  Most importantly, the blueprint gives examples of cost-effective model programs that can be implemented to support older adults in pursuing healthy behaviors.
  • Models of Community Collaboration
    Presented at the 2006 NCOA-ASA Joint Conference, this presentation provides an overview of the preparation and skills needed, as well as lessons learned, when implementing evidence-based health programming for older adults. The importance of building and maintaining strong partnerships is emphasized.
  • Integrated Health Promotion Resource Kit
    This guide is a practical resource to support agencies and organizations to plan, deliver, and evaluate effective integrated health promotion programs. While this guide was designed for agencies and organizations in Canada, some content can easily be applied to organizations in the United States with the same goal-strengthening the development and delivery of quality integrated health promotion programs. This is especially true for Section 4 of this guide, Integrated Health Promotion Planning and Implementation and Section 6, Evaluation and Dissemination.
  • State Models for Implementing CDSMP
    The following working paper, developed by the Center for Healthy Aging, delineates action steps for successful implementation Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), outlined under the RE-AIM framework.  This paper also describes three different models and approaches used by states when implementing the CDSMP.
  • Tracking Changes Tool
    The purpose of this tool is to help project teams to "translate" every detail of an evidence-based intervention into their own program development plan.  Project teams can add more row topics and omit some of the ones provided, depending on their specific interventions.  This is not a comprehensive planning tool, but a way to better understand the details of the original research and how those details will look in your plan.


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