Evidence Based Health Promotion
The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging currently offers several Evidence Based Programs. Our most popular include...
A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
CDSMP workshops are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and learn how their health problems affect their lives. Small-group, highly interactive workshops are six weeks long, meeting once a week for 2 ½ hours, and are facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
Diabetes Self-Management Program
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is a 6-week group program for people with type 2 diabetes. Developed by Stanford University, this program can help you deal with the symptoms of diabetes— including tiredness, pain, and emotional issues—by helping you learn how to eat and sleep better, manage your day-to-day activities more effectively, and more. This interactive workshop meets for 2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks in convenient community locations. It is led by trained leaders, at least one of whom has a chronic condition.
Walk With Ease Program
The Walk With Ease Program meets 1 time a week for 6 weeks. Each session consists of a health education piece, stretching activities, and a 10-35-minute walk. A self-directed version is available online.