Center for Healthy Aging Enews- February 2017 Issue

February 2017

Falls prevention evidence-based program review

Apply for inclusion on the Administration for Community Living (ACL) list of highest-tier evidence-based falls prevention programs. Approved programs meet the criteria for Older Americans Act Title III-D support and possible discretionary funding from ACL.

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Scholarships available for the 2017 National CDSME and Falls Prevention Resource Centers Meeting

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The Resource Centers Meeting will take place on May 23-25 in Alexandria, VA. Individuals from nonprofit organizations and state and local agencies are invited to apply for a scholarship to support attendance at this year’s meeting.

Apply by Feb. 27

New Aging and Disability Business Institute

Explore the Aging and Disability Business Institute, a new resource center funded by ACL and several foundations focused on enhancing the business acumen of community-based organizations (CBOs). The lead organization, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, has developed a new website to help CBOs build successful partnerships with the health care community.


See It In Action: Partnering with hospitals to implement the Living Healthy with Hypertension module

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Visit the Roadmap to Community Integrated Health Care to learn more about how MAC, Inc. partnered with local hospitals to implement the Living Well with Hypertension module as an introduction to the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and as a tool to identify individuals with poorly controlled or uncontrolled hypertension. The toolkit also provides guidance for identifying and engaging potential hospital partners in your community.

View the toolkit

Top 10 Most Common Chronic Conditions for Adults Aged 65+

Check out our new blog post and infographic about the most common chronic conditions among adults aged 65+, according to Medicare, and what you can do to prevent or manage them.

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Healthy Steps for Older Adults (HSOA)

HSOA is an evidence-based falls prevention program for adults aged 50+. Consisting of two 2-hour community-based workshops, HSOA is designed to raise participants’ falls prevention knowledge and awareness, introduce steps to reduce falls and improve health and well-being, as well as provide referrals and resources. HSOA was developed by the Fall Prevention Initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Read the program summary | Explore the program website

New listserv for CDSME and falls prevention professionals

NCOA has transitioned from Crossroads to a new and easier-to-use listserv to facilitate communication among professionals implementing evidence-based CDSME and falls prevention programs. All members of NCOA Crossroads were automatically enrolled in the new listserv. If you’re not currently a member, send us an email and specify whether you would like to receive messages about CDSME, falls prevention, or both.


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