New! FQHC Partnership Guide
This interactive guide is just what you’ve been looking for to learn more about partnering with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). It explains the steps to initiating and growing partnerships, presenting your value proposition, developing formal agreements, and more.
NCOA CDSME & Falls Prevention National Resource Centers Annual Meeting 2016
Register for the 2016 Annual Meeting, Forging New Pathways to Growth and Sustainability, May 24-26, 2016 in Alexandria, VA. This conference provides an opportunity for organizations implementing CDSME and falls prevention evidence-based programs to learn about strategies related to outreach, community-integrated health care, business acumen, and sustainability, among other topics.
Funding opportunities for Falls Prevention and CDSME Programs
The Administration for Community Living funding opportunity announcements for Falls Prevention and CDSME Programs have been posted and are open for applications. The deadline for applications is April 6.
Learn about your role in the federal funding debate
The FY17 budget process kicked off with President Obama submitting his last budget request to Congress on Feb. 9. Once again, the proposals for Falls Prevention and CDSME funding remained the same. Learn how your efforts to educate and build relationships with your elected officials during the Aging in America Conference, March 20-24, in Washington, DC, and back home throughout the year can help NCOA’s advocacy for these and other aging services.
New: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall video in Spanish
NCOA’s animated video on 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall has been translated into Spanish! The 90-second video complements the Spanish 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall infographic.
Community-Integrated Health Care Learning Collaboratives launched
In January, the National CDSME Resource Center launched two learning collaboratives to support 20 participants from a variety of organizations across the country to achieve reimbursement through Medicare benefits. One collaborative will focus on the Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) benefit, and the other will support states in achieving reimbursement through the Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention (HBAI) benefit.
Request for comment on HEDIS® 2017 falls risk management measure
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has proposed changes to the falls risk management measure and the use of high-risk medications in the elderly measure, among others. Review the changes and provide comment by March 16.
Integrating falls prevention interventions into clinical and community practice
This article examines the challenges of translating and disseminating exercise-based falls prevention research findings and provides solutions to integrating research into practice. Solutions include increasing clinician awareness and adoption of proven interventions, conducting additional translation/effectiveness research, and improving collaboration between clinicians and providers.
Network with other professionals via NCOA’s online communities
NCOA hosts several online communities to help you network with other professionals. Posting on our CDSME and falls prevention communities is a great way to share learnings about evidence-based programming. Our new guide explains how to sign up, post and find content, and change your email options.
Learn more about the evidence-based programs offered by senior centers
NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers compiled nearly 200 survey responses from members, exploring the health promotion programs offered at centers across the country. The results are shared in two reports focusing on the implementation of evidence-based programs and relationships senior centers have fostered with health care partners.
Emergency Medical Service (EMS): An underutilized opportunity for falls prevention
A new national study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 17% of all 911 calls for adults 65+ were from falls. More than one in five of these emergency 911 calls did not result in a transport to the hospital. Since more than half of falls occur at home, this creates teachable moments for EMS providers to provide falls prevention education and referrals to community-based falls prevention programs and services.
It’s Heart Failure Awareness Week
Heart disease and hypertension are frequently reported chronic conditions among individuals participating in the CDSMP. Participate in the Heart Failure Society of America’s “Do Your Part, Know Your Heart” campaign by promoting self-health awareness, such as encouraging regular check-ups and increasing knowledge about the signs and symptoms of heart failure.
- Talking points for discussing CDSME with providers: The Missouri Regional Arthritis Centers collaborated to create a resource for providers on the benefits of educating and supporting patients with chronic conditions.
- Physical activity reduces risk of falls in older men: Research findings show that moderate exercise can help prevent falls in men aged 70-89 with functional limitations.
- Nursing shortage as chronic diseases increase: Read this article in The Atlantic, discussing an ongoing nursing shortage in the U.S. as the prevalence of chronic diseases increase and aging nurses retire.
- Stepping interventions reduce falls among older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis show that step training improves reaction time, gait, and balance and reduces falls in older people.
- The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance: Read this NASI and Altarum report about key developments that are reshaping the aging network and efforts to better measure the quality and value of its programs and services.
- National Nutrition Month: Celebrate this year’s theme of, “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” by implementing NCOA’s Next Steps to Better Nutrition program.
- Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Learn more about colorectal cancer treatment and prevention with the CDC’s “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: It’s the Right Choice” infographic.
- National Kidney Month: Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. Find six ways to share information about kidney health with friends and family, including tips for keeping your kidneys healthy as you age.
- National Patient Safety Week: Download educational resources that help patients, families, and staff advocate for patient safety and appropriate medication management. March 13-19
- Achieving Collaboration between Mental Health and Aging Services through Coalition Building: Join us for a webinar exploring the successes and challenges of mental health and aging coalitions across the country. Feb. 24 @ 2 p.m. ET
- Value-Based Payment for Managing Individuals Living with Chronic Illness: Register to learn more about innovative payment models for the care management of people who live with chronic illness and how to identify and target this population for care management services. Feb. 24 @ 12 p.m. ET
- Falls Prevention among Adults Aging with Disabilities: Join us for a webinar on falls among adults aging with long-term physical disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and cerebral palsy. March 3 @ 3 p.m. ET
- A Two-Venue Approach to Self-Management, Complementing the In-Person Workshops with the Online Better Choices Better Health®: Register to learn more about Better Choices, Better Health®, with a focus on the program’s appeal to potential health care partners. March 7 @ 4 p.m. ET
- 2016 ASA’s Aging in America Conference: Join us at the 2016 conference in Washington, DC to celebrate NCOA’s 65th birthday and attend CHA educational sessions. March 20-24
- FallsTalk and FallScape Trainings: Register for trainings in Connecticut (April 11 & 12) and the New York Tri-state area (May 9 & 10).
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