November 2017

Learn more about important health care terms

View our new Video Companion Guide, developed to enhance community-based organizations’ understanding of specific terms featured in NCOA’s video, Improving Quality of Life and Health Care Outcomes Through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs. Use this resource to complement your outreach and engagement with health care organizations.


Learn more about Medicare’s Diabetes Self-Management Training benefit

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and diabetes is among the top 10 most common and growing chronic conditions among adults aged 65+. Visit our Roadmap to Community-Integrated Health Care to learn more about how to seek reimbursement for community-based programs through the DSMT benefit.

Visit the Roadmap | Learn more about the top 10 most common chronic conditions among older adults

Comparisons of interventions for preventing falls in older adults

Participants in a falls prevention class.

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently released a meta-analysis that assesses the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions. The analysis of 283 randomized clinical trials of falls prevention interventions concluded that exercise alone and various combinations of interventions were associated with lower risk of injurious falls compared with usual care.

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Watch this powerful video about the impact of CDSME

View South Dakota State University’s new video that describes the life changing benefits of evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs. Cole Hunter shares his experience of participating in CDSME and the impact of serving as a Master Trainer to support others in building the skills to manage their conditions.

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ACL releases new issue brief on community living for AI/AN/NH Elders

A participant completing CDSME at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is dedicated to supporting native elders to live with dignity and self-determination. Read this report for information on the innovative programs coordinated by the aging network that promote healthy and community-based living and learn about successful strategies to embed programs within local context and cultures.

Download | Tip sheet: Partnering with AI/AN/NH communities on CDSME | Tip sheet: Partnering with AI/AN/NH communities on falls prevention

Tools for elder Hispanic economic security

According to the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index, half of all Hispanic couples aged 65+ are economically insecure. NCOA has two trusted online tools that empower older adults to take control of their budget. BenefitsCheckUp® is a free, confidential tool to find benefits programs. EconomicCheckUp® provides trusted money management tools for older adults looking to improve their economic security. Share this information with older adults who might need it!

Share BenefitsCheckUp® | Share EconomicCheckUp® | Learn more about elder Hispanic economic security

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