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Introduction to Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Council on Aging

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Mary Altpeter (University of North Carolina)

Julie Kosteas (National Council on Aging)

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This online training focuses on evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults. Participants learn about health promotion concepts, frameworks, and terms related to healthy aging, and how to plan, implement, and reinforce quality health promotion programs. Training comprises information, interactive exercises, downloadable tools and resources, and quizzes to help learners gauge their understanding of the material, which can also be used to augment in-service training.
The training is presented in 5 modules:

  • Module 1: Making the Case for Health Promotion and Aging.
  • Module 2: What is Evidence-Based Health Promotion?
  • Module 3: Assuring Program Quality: The Importance of Reach and Adoption.
  • Module 4: Assuring Program Quality: The Importance of Fidelity.
  • Module 5: Assuring Program Quality: The Importance of Maintenance.

The training is designed for providers of aging services, staff at public health or human services agency, health promotion program volunteers, and students in gerontology or other fields of health.

Self-paced, online; about 30 minutes listening time for each module and additional time for completing the interactive exercises and exploring the resource links.


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