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Housed at NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging, the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center raises awareness about the impact of chronic conditions on older adults and supports the implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs across the nation.
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Learn more about how new programs can be approved for use with ACL funding by completing the 2-stage evidence-based program review process. 

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You're passionate about serving older adults. We're passionate about giving you the latest knowledge to do your job even better. NCOA Connect is where aging professionals can access educational content at your convenience. Access live and on-demand webinars, conferences, and events sponsored by NCOA and our partners.

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2021 ACL falls prevention and chronic disease self management education grantees share their strategies for reaching underserved populations through marketing, partnerships, technology, and trained leaders.

Sep 30, 2022

4 Ways Falls Prevention and CDSME Grantees are Reaching Underserved Populations

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Sep 22, 2022

Chronic Conditions and Fall Risk: Cross-Promoting Programs Across the Continuum of Care

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This guide not only helps us deepen the understanding of disabilities, inclusivity, and accessibility, but also provides practical and effective strategies to create an accessible and inclusive environment for all community members to participate in health promotion programs.

Aug 30, 2022

Disability, Accessibility, and Inclusivity: A Best Practices Guide for Health Education Providers

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When submitting a grant proposal, a clearly defined management process and plan can help guide the proposal team to a competitive, on-time submission.

Aug 29, 2022

Succeed at Grant Proposals: Have a Plan and a Process

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Join this webinar to hear discussion among a panel of experts on the value of community-based organization engagement with local Health Information Exchanges (HIE).

Aug 9, 2022

Strengthening Connections Between Community-Based Organizations and Health Information Exchanges

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A lead entity (LE) can be a powerful tool for community-based organizations by helping unify program delivery and centralize and coordinate a range of functions.

Jul 15, 2022

How to Build a Strong Community Care Hub Lead Entity

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As you work to integrate evidence-based programs and other services with the health care sector, learn about types of payment and service delivery models available and which ones are operating in your state.

Jun 23, 2022

Grant Writing: How to Develop a Compelling Need Statement

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Jun 22, 2022

Apply to Become an Evidence-Based Program

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Jun 22, 2022

Guidelines for Operationalizing ACL Criteria for Evidence-Based Programs

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Mar 31, 2022

Resource Guide: Remote Delivery of Evidence-based Programs

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Give NCOA permission to upload your program data uploaded to the National CDSME or Falls Prevention Database.

Mar 30, 2022

How to Be A Competitive Grant Application Success Story Through Readiness

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Mar 24, 2022

How to Integrate Programming into Care Settings using Community Health Workers

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A SNAP interview helps determine your eligibility and qualifies you for benefits. When you know exactly what to expect, you can go to your interview prepared.

Mar 16, 2022

How to Establish the Community Health Worker Position

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Mar 9, 2022

Understanding the Community Health Worker Referral Process

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Give NCOA permission to upload your program data uploaded to the National CDSME or Falls Prevention Database.

Feb 23, 2022

How to Successfully Write Competitive Grants as a Community-Based Organization

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Feb 22, 2022

What Is a Community Health Worker and How Do They Support Evidence-Based Programming?

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Nov 9, 2021

Fund Development is Mission Critical: Securing Grants for Evidence-Based Programs

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Oct 20, 2021

Climate Change and Its Impact on Older Adults' Mental Health

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This brief compiles the various positive outcomes from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program National Study in one handy location.

Oct 1, 2021

National Study of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: A Brief Overview

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Sep 20, 2021

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

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A young caregiver is holding the hand of her older adult grandmother.

Sep 15, 2021

Suicide Prevention Month: Insights and Strategies for Reducing Suicide Among Older Adults

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Aug 6, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Technology Resources

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Aug 4, 2021

Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2021

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Jul 21, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Navigating Network Partnerships

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Jul 9, 2021

It’s Time to Address Broadband Connectivity Issues for Older Adults

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Jun 29, 2021

Maximizing Data and Partnerships to Enhance Evidence-Based Program Sustainability

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Jun 1, 2021

Recruitment Strategies for Community-Integrated Health Networks

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May 1, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Navigating Opportunities for Medicaid Payment for Evidence-Based Programs

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Apr 23, 2021

The Top 10 Most Common Chronic Conditions in Older Adults

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Feb 24, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Revising Your Value Proposition During COVID-19

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Feb 23, 2021

Program Staff Perspectives on Health Promotion Programs in Indigenous Communities

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A senior Pacific Islander woman is standing near a river, smiling as she takes a walk in nature.

Feb 8, 2021

What American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders Say About Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs

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Jan 1, 2021

Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

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Nov 15, 2017

Video: Improving Quality of Life and Health Care Outcomes through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

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Learn more about women's unique needs and challenges as they prepare for and enter retirement, including their their money concerns. Read NCOA's latest research

Jul 1, 2017

Marketing and Recruitment Materials for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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