1. This webinar is geared for CDSME grant leads and key staff responsible for ensuring that data is collected, entered, and reported back to partnering organizations. Presenters from ACL and NCOA will cover updates to the OMB-approved data collection forms, provide an orientation to the new Community features designed to facilitate communication and sharing between program leads and the CDSME National Resource Center, and review procedures for migrating data into the national database. A brief demo will walk you through the upgrades to the new database platform. A review of data security and privacy requirements and important quality assurance measures will also be provided. This webinar will be recorded and posted on NCOA.org soon after the webinar.

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  2. Evidence-based programs provide proven benefits for health and well-being. Participation in more than one program can help older adults and adults with disabilities stay active and engaged in their communities, while offering added health benefits. This webinar will highlight successful strategies from Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin to cross-promote chronic disease self-management education and falls prevention programs by leveraging statewide partnerships.

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  3. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this webinar will describe the prevalence of and risk factors for suicide among older adults, discuss how suicide is being addressed at the federal level, and share behavioral health resources. It will feature PEARLS, a national evidence-based program for the treatment of depression.

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  4. The U.S. Administration for Community Living, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Transportation are working together on an interagency initiative focused on livable communities for underserved populations. This webinar will highlight their efforts to reach underserved populations by encouraging health, housing, transportation, and social service partnerships.
    Dr. Anand Parekh will begin the discussion by sharing recommendations from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task Force and underscoring the importance of interagency partnerships to reduce the burden and impact of chronic diseases. The webinar will also provide an overview of evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs and highlight two exemplar CDSME programs that serve affordable housing residents, in partnership with federally qualified health centers, transportation services, and social services. Lori Simon-Rusinowitz will lead the webinar.

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  5. Falling is not a normal part of aging. Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall. Evidence-based falls prevention programs will help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video highlights four of these classes: Tai Chi, Stepping On, A Matter of Balance, and the Otago Exercise Program. For more information go to ncoa.org/FallsPrevention.

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