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The Center for Healthy Aging helps community-based organizations develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote healthy lives for older adults.

Key Activities

Training and Technical Assistance

The Center can offer training and technical assistance on a wide range of healthy aging issues:

  • Webinars. Our webinar series covers topics including evidence-based programs, strategies for outreach and recruitment, sustainability, and more. Past webinar recordings can be accessed on our Vimeo channel; slides can be located in our Resource Library.
  • Conferences and workshops. Center staff offer workshops and presentations at numerous national and regional conferences throughout the year.
  • Individualized support. Got a question not answered by our existing resources on this site? Feel free to contact us for assistance.

Grantee Support

The National Council on Aging is funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging (through the FY 2013 Prevention and Public Health Fund) as the National Resource Center on Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs. The Center assists states, the aging, disability and public health networks and their partners increase access to and sustain evidence-based prevention programs that improve the health and quality of life of older adults and adults with disabilities.  It also serves as the national clearinghouse of tools and information on CDSME programs.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90CR2001-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

Publications

The Center produces issue briefs, case studies, fact sheets, and other periodic reports. The majority of these publications can be found in our Resource Library.

We also publish two bimonthly newsletters, the Center for Healthy Aging Enews and Falls Free Enews, which provide timely news and information about the Center's activities and falls prevention. To subscribe to receive our newsletters, send an email to cha@ncoa.org
 

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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.