Listen to this presentation to learn more about the evidence-based falls prevention program, A Matter of Balance.
Listen to this session to learn more about Wisdom Warriors, a culturally relevant addition to the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). After completing CDSMP, participants graduate as “Wisdom Warriors” and take part in monthly health education events. Information about culturally appropriate materials and culturally relevant outreach is shared.
To assess how the aging services infrastructure can support prevention efforts, the University of Pittsburgh CDC Prevention Research Center partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging APPRISE program to deliver the 10 Keys to Healthy Aging. APPRISE is a Medicare counseling program offered at senior centers; the 10 Keys is a series of behavior activation workshops for people aged 50+ that cover U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other evidence-based recommendations for health promotion. In 2013-16, 1534 older adults at 83 sites participated in the APPRISE-10 Keys program.
Implementing or expanding community-based prevention programs can be more complex than anticipated. Listen to this recording to learn how taking additional time to assess site readiness can smooth the process and enhance the likelihood of a successful, sustainable implementation.
Older adults aging with a long-term disability are at an increased risk for falls compared to those without a disability. It is currently unknown whether these individuals participate in evidence-based falls prevention programs and whether the programs remain effective for this population.