Several academic institutions across the nation have incorporated training of students to deliver evidence-based health and wellness workshops for older adults as a part of their curriculum. This model enriches the educational experience of students, strengthens community partnerships, and addresses a key challenge in the provision and sustainability of evidence-based programs (EBPs): leader shortage. This discussion-based presentation includes examples of student delivered EBPs across academic institutions, an assessment of their effectiveness, and a shared dialogue of opportunities and challenges of this model.

This presentation was featured at the 2018 National Center for Healthy Aging Annual Meeting.