Link to video testimonials from participants in CDSMP.
On January 31, 2011, the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
There are more people age 65 and older in Washington hospitalized for injuries due to falls than the number of people, of all ages combined, hospitalized due to motor vehicle crashes.
Affordable dental care resources
The Center for Healthy Aging encourages and assists community based organizations serving older adults to develop and implement evidence-based/disease prevention programs.
People are living longer and healthier lives and a healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy body.
The Living Well Sustainability Toolkit is designed to provide coordinators with tools and resources to successfully recruit a strong network of partners to support their program, market the program to potential participants using a wide range of strategies, and identify and implement measures to ensure programs are financially sustainable in the long term.
A June 2011 report on use of preventive services by Medicare beneficiaries shows that more people with traditional Medicare are using services, like the annual wellness visit, that are now covered at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.
SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling. The entire curriculum of activities in the SAIL Program can help improve strength and balance, if done regularly. SAIL Fitness Classes may be offered at senior centers, community centers, YMCAs, parks and recreation facilities, churches, indoor malls and community colleges. Some sites offer the SAIL Program as one of many benefits of being a member of that community. SAIL is a public-domain program, which means there are no initial site license fees and no yearly renewal fees for conducting SAIL classes. The Older Americans Act provides funding to states for Area Agencies on Aging to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles and healthy behaviors among people aged 60 and older. Beginning in 2012, these funds must be spent on programs and activities which have been demonstrated through rigorous evaluation to be evidence-based and effective. SAIL has been approved as a Tier III (the highest level) Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging. For more information, contact Mary Borges Washington State Department of Health email@example.com