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May 2014

healthier livingAlumni community going strong

The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services has partnered with NCOA to offer an online community for graduates of self-management programs. With more than 500 members and growing, the Healthier Living Alumni Community provides a safe interactive space for graduates of Stanford University’s self-management programs. Share it with grads in your community!
Watch a video to learn more

Evidence-based programs in a patient-centered medical home

CHA's Dr. Albert Terrillion is a featured expert at this upcoming workshop June 7-8 in Lakewood, CO. He will share successful methods for connecting medical practices to community-based programs, including establishing referral systems that work, making the case at the local level, and documentation that matters.

arthritisFree online arthritis workshop

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCOA is partnering with the Arthritis Foundation to offer Better Choices, Better Health®-Arthritis free of charge. Over six weeks, from the convenience of their computers, participants learn how to reduce pain, decrease limitations, and manage their condition. 
See how to join

New policy resource for CDSME

NCOA has revised its advocacy issue brief on Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME). The brief outlines the rationale for an FY15 allocation from the Prevention and Public Health Fund that will restore the program to its FY10 and FY11 level of $16 million.
Read the issue brief

Leveraging health care metrics

Listen to a recent webinar from from CHA on health care metrics that can be used to leverage sustainability of and access to CDSME programs. The presentation includes an update on federal and state legislative advocacy efforts.
Listen to the recording | Download the slides

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The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. Our goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the challenges of aging in America. We work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and we advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable. For more information, please visit