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Dear CHA Grantee,

Active Living with Chronic Conditions Tool Kit and Study

Help Stanford test a new, free, mailed program for people with chronic conditions. The Stanford University Patient Education Research Center is offering you the opportunity to participate in the free research study and receive the Active Living with Chronic Conditions Tool Kit. All parts of the program and research study are completed at home through the mail.

The Tool Kit includes the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” an exercise CD and accompanying booklet, a relaxation CD, tip sheets, and a self-test that will help you decide how to best use the materials. Participation means: contacting Stanford, completing the consent form and a mailed questionnaire, receive and use the Tool Kit, and 6 months later completing an additional mailed survey. All participants with diabetes will also receive hemoglobin A1C home blood test kits with each questionnaire. All participants with diabetes will be sent all they need to complete and return the tests at home and will receive results of these tests.

Anyone interested may call Stanford toll free at 1-800-DO-MANAG (1-800-366-2624). For general information about participant rights, contact 1-866-680-2906.

AHRQ Resources

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Treatment Options initiative provides evidence-based resources for partners to use to improve health care through shared decision making. A variety of new consumer and health professional tools are available, including videos, detailed information on specific health topics, evidence-based resources, and more.
View consumer tools | View health professional tools  

State of Aging and Health in America 2013

The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 is the sixth volume of a series that presents a snapshot of the health and aging landscape in the United States. This series presents the most current information and statistics on the health of older adults. The report provides a snapshot of our nation’s progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability.
Download State of Aging and Health in America 2013

Webinar Recording and Slides Available 

Organizations that are part of the Administration for Community Living's Business Acumen Collaborative recently participated in a webinar titled Personal Stories - Moving into a Business Market Approach. The webinar featured presentations by Rosanne Distefano from Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and Sharon Fusco from the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Access webinar materials

CDSME Tip of the Week

Have you seen the Skills Drills videos developed by the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness in New York state? If not, you're missing out! The videos point out common errors that workshop facilitators might make, but do so in a way that's both informative and humorous.
Watch the videos



The National Council on Aging is funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (in part through the FY 2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund) as the national technical assistance resource center for state agencies and community-based organizations throughout the country offering evidence-based health promotion programs.   


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