As the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) spreads nationally, several organizations have expressed interest in including AMP in their Area Agency on Aging plans and requesting reimbursement for the program through Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III-D funds.
As of May 2018, the AMP meets all the requirements for ACL’s evidence-based definition.
Read the summary that supports AMP’s qualification.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) created the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) to develop new expectations, norms, and pathways for people aged 50+ to make the most of their gift of longevity. The program incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, peer support, and small rewards to give participants the skills and tools they need to achieve measurable improvements in managing their health, remaining economically secure, and increasing societal participation.
Since its inception in 2012, AMP has grown rapidly among community and state organizations looking for effective older adult programming. To date (December 2019), AMP has reached more than 16,000 older adults at over 500 sites across 33 states.
As AMP has spread nationally, several organizations have expressed interest in including AMP in their Area Agency on Aging plans and requesting reimbursement for the program through Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III-D funds. As of October 2016, all programs using Title III-D funds must meet the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) highest-level criteria for evidence-based programs.
According to ACL there are two ways to assess whether Title III-D funds can be spent on a program:
- The program meets the requirements for ACL's Evidence-Based Definition (the ACL Definition is in the downloadable PDF below)
- The program is considered an "evidence-based program" by any operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is shown to be effective and appropriate for older adults.
As of May 2018, AMP meets all the requirements for ACL’s Evidence-Based Definition. The following is a summary of the evidence that supports AMP’s qualifications.