Center for Healthy Aging Enews – August 2015 Issue

Just released: 2015 Falls Prevention Action Plan

NCOA has released the 2015 Falls Free® National Falls Prevention Action Plan, a roadmap for a collaborative, comprehensive, and coordinated effort to reduce falls among older adults over the next 5-10 years. The plan’s 40 strategies and 242 action steps focus on several fall risk factors and cross-cutting challenges.

Download the plan

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is around the corner!

The 8th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Sept. 23—the first day of fall. This year’s theme is Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, and the official social media hashtag is #FPAD15. Plan your celebration using our tips and tools.

Start planning | Get the media toolkit | Watch the webinar

New and updated CDSME resources

We regularly post helpful resources on our website, so be sure to visit often! Read our newest document highlighting tips, resources, and success stories on offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs in rural areas. Also, get the latest facts on chronic disease self-management by downloading our updated fact sheet.

Read about outreach in rural areas | Get the facts on CDSME

Enter now: Falls Free® Video Contest

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Thanks to generous support from GSK, NCOA’s Falls Free® Initiative is holding a video contest! We’re looking for positive images of older adults engaged in a variety of falls prevention activities. The winners will receive Amazon gift cards, and their videos will be used in NCOA national media and falls prevention materials.

Submit your videos by Nov. 2

Community Integrated Health Care (CIHC) Survey

We surveyed CDSME grantees and CIHC workgroup members to determine the most important types of resources and partnerships to strengthen health care integration. Toolkits ranked first for type of resource, while Federally Qualified Health Centers and Patient-Centered Medical Homes were the highest-rated partnerships. As a result of the findings, we are developing several new resources and have dedicated a section on our website to health care integration.

See our listing of CIHC resources

Partnering with the health care sector

The SCAN Foundation recently released a suite of resources for community-based organizations seeking partnerships with the health care sector. Access case studies, free online learning modules, and more.

Explore the materials

September is…

  • Healthy Aging Month: Check out NCOA’s website to find resources to promote healthy aging.
  • Go4Life Month: Visit the Go4Life website for free physical activity event planning resources, motivational tools, tip sheets, and more.
  • National Senior Center Month: Showcase the importance of senior centers and promote a positive image of aging.
  • Hunger Action Month: Find out how your organization can help prevent senior hunger.
  • World Alzheimer’s Month: Join an international effort to raise awareness and challenge stigma around Alzheimer’s disease.

Coming up…


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