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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.
The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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The Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader (MOB/VLL) program is designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve the activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The goal of the program is to use volunteer lay leaders as facilitators, in order to make the program affordable to offer in the community setting.
The goal of this promising practice is to increase physical activity in a diverse older adult population.
The goal of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is to increase joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength among individuals with arthritis.
Better Choices, Better HealthTM gives people with chronic conditions the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their heath, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.
CDC COMMUNITY GUIDE: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults: Clinic-Based Depression Care Management (USA)
CDC COMMUNITY GUIDE: Interventions to Reduce Depression Among Older Adults: Home-Based Depression Care Management (USA)
The goal of this program is to use cognitive behavioral therapy to treat depression in older adults.
The goal of this program is to increase knowledge of stroke, encourage self-monitoring, and maintain healthy lifestyle changes to prevent secondary stroke.
The goal of EnhanceFitness is to encourage older adults to engage in regular physical activity to improve their health and well-being.
The goal of Experience Corps is to improve the cognitive, physical, and psychological function of retired senior citizens while simultaneously employing their free time to help narrow the achievement gap in urban, low-income elementary schools