Key Takeaways

  • The Center for Healthy Aging provides training and technical assistance to help professionals provide community-based health education opportunities for older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • The Center houses the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center and the National Falls Prevention Resource Center.

  • Explore the Center for information on chronic disease self-management, falls prevention, behavioral health, physical activity, and more.

The Center for Healthy Aging helps organizations support older adults in increasing the quality and years of healthy life for older adults and adults with disabilities.

The Center accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing tools and resources that help local, state, and regional organizations implement, expand, and sustain evidence-based health promotion programs in the community.
  • Generating and disseminating new knowledge about best practices and effective strategies for program implementation in the areas of marketing and recruitment, leadership, delivery infrastructure, business planning, sustainability, and more.
  • Developing tools to educate professionals and consumers about key health issues, including the risk of falls and the importance of managing ongoing chronic conditions.

Funding for the Center for Healthy Aging

The Administration on Aging (AoA), which is part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides funding to support the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center and the National Falls Prevention Resource Center.

The content and views expressed herein are those of NCOA and do not necessarily represent the views of, nor should be attributed to, ACL .

Training and technical assistance

The Center can offer training and technical assistance related to implementing, expanding, and sustaining evidence-based health promotion programs. We do this through several means:

  • Webinars on topics related to newly approved evidence-based programs, successful strategies for implementing and sustaining programs, innovative partnerships, and more.
  • Presentations and workshops at numerous national, regional, and state conferences throughout the year.
  • Publications, including case studies, best practices, success stories, and other periodic reports. 
  • Peer networking opportunities through work groups, learning collaboratives, and listservs for professionals.
  • Collection and analysis of evidence-based program data through the National CDSME Database and National Falls Prevention Database.
  • Individualized support.

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Key Partners

We’d like to thank our partners for their support in expanding access to and use of evidence-based programs among older adults and adults with disabilities to help them live longer, healthier lives.

In addition to the Aministration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, the Center for Healthy Aging collaborates with a number of national, state, local, and academic partners to improve the health of older adults.

National Partners

American Association on Health and Disability
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Canary Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Evidence-Based Leadership Collaborative
Falls Free® Initiative
USC Davis School of Gerontology Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
Meals on Wheels America
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
National Bone Health Alliance
National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
National Council on Patient Information and Education
Go4Life, National Institute on Aging
Safe States Alliance
The Lewin Group
YMCA of the USA

Program Developers

Baylor College of Medicine
MaineHealth
Oregon Research Institute
Partners in Care Foundation
Self-Management Resource Center
Sound Generations
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Washington’s School of Public Health
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Corporate Sponsors

Abbott Nutrition
Archstone Foundation
GSK
Novo Nordisk
Sanofi-Biosurgery
Walmart

Academic Partners

Texas A&M University
University of Georgia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

State and Community Partners

Administration for Community Living Chronic Disease Self-Management Education and falls prevention grantees
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Area Agencies on Aging
Community-Based Organizations
Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Review Council
Evidence-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program Review Council
Falls Free® Initiative State Coalitions on Falls Prevention
Health Care Organizations
Senior Centers
State Health Departments
State Offices on Aging
Tribal Organizations
And, many more…

General inquiries can be directed to healthyaging@ncoa.org.