Healthy Aging

CDSMP: Health Recovery

Ann Hoy, a lung cancer survivor from Cape May, NJ, discusses the importance of her local CDSMP program in her quest to regain her health.

CDSMP: Fostering Communication and Changing Lives

Jo Carolyn Dent-Clark, Executive Director of ECHO, Inc., in Trenton, NJ, attributes much of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program’s (CDSMP) dramatic, life-changing effects to the program’s emphasis on open communication.

CDSMP: Empowering Participants to Improve Health

Bonnie Kratzer, Parish Nurse and Lifestyle Management Coordinator, Cape May County Regional Medical Center, describes the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program’s (CDSMP) philosophy and methods as well as its remarkable health benefits.

CDSMP: Making Positive Changes

Bernice Harvey of Trenton, NJ, describes how participating in a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) helped her once again enjoy the activities she loves most.

Webinar: Offering Evidence-Based Programs in Rural Communities: Lessons Learned from Wisconsin

Learn about innovative projects Wisconsin is piloting to increase health promotion programs in rural communities. They’ll share their work and results from a 16-county process improvement strategy that aims to help jumpstart rural communities and explain the results and lessons learned. They will also explain a referral initiative with rural communities based on the understanding that everyday medical providers serve individuals that could benefit from self-management education. Learn different referral models rural Wisconsin communities have piloted that increase participation in EBPs. Hear best practices, lessons learned, and ways you can work with smaller health care systems to reach more of your population.

Survey: Falls Prevention Activities in Senior Centers

This national survey provided an opportunity for senior centers to share information about current falls prevention programming, past successes, awareness of and participation in Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and how NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center can better serve their needs.