AMP has proven effective in a variety of settings and for a wide demographic.

As of May 2018, NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) meets all criteria to qualify as an evidence-based program under Title III-D of the Older Americans Act. NCOA will submit a formal application to the Evidence-Based Program Review Council in when it re-opens for new programs in 2019.

A research study by Lisa Ferretti and Phil McCallion of Temple University was published May 7 in the peer-reviewed journal Healthcare. The study showed specific improvements in physical activity and use of advance care planning. Publication of the study means that AMP now meets the five criteria set by the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Community-based organizations can take advantage of this milestone to tap into and leverage additional funding for AMP. Each state has a different process for deciding which programs qualify for funding under Title III-D of the Older Americans Act:

  • In many states, AMP is eligible for III-D funding now that the research has been published.
  • In other states, the State Unit on Aging or Area Agency on Aging will need to review the research and affirm that AMP is eligible for III-D funding.
  • Some states will require that AMP gain official approval by the Evidence-Based Program Review Council. In these states, AMP won’t qualify for III-D funding until the next official review cycle in 2019.

Because the criteria are less stringent for funding under OAA Title III-E (Caregiver Supports), AMP for Caregivers classes and the Aging Mastery Starter Kits qualify now.

NCOA is ready to help your organization review Title III-D and Title III-E funding to support AMP. Please call us toll-free at 1-888-256-3779 or contact us with questions.