The Center for Healthy Aging empowers people to age well through a combination of wellness programs, tools, and resources delivered via community organizations and online. 

Our goal is to provide tailored, culturally relevant solutions that enhance health equity and also improve independence, quality of life, overall health, and the ability to age in place.

Key audiences:

  • Aging Services Professionals: We reach aging services professionals through technical tools and resources, creative education, and training approaches to include business acumen.
  • Senior Centers: We reach senior centers through standards of excellence, program support, network development, and business acumen training.
  • Consumers: We reach consumers through social media channels, digital content and connecting them to community-based organizations, meeting them where they are.

The Center accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing tools and resources that help local, state, and regional organizations implement, expand, and sustain community-based programming and health initiatives.
  • 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, the importance of managing ongoing chronic conditions, and the benefits of preventative vaccinations.

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 following initiatives:

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 Health Aging Programs Integrated Database (HAPID®).
  • Individualized support.

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