Promising Practices

The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Filed under Local, Good Idea, Health / Environmental & Occupational Health, Elderly

Goal: This program aims to protect seniors against West Nile virus exposure.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Older Adults & Aging, Elderly

Goal: The Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader (MOB/VLL) program is designed to reduce the fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve the activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. The goal of the program is to use volunteer lay leaders as facilitators, in order to make the program affordable to offer in the community setting.

Impact: When following up one year after the program, participants reported significant gains in fall management and there was a trend to increased exercise level as well. In addition, participants sustained a reduction in monthly falls.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Older Adults & Aging, Elderly

Goal: The goal of this promising practice is to increase physical activity in a diverse older adult population.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Other Chronic Diseases, Elderly

Goal: The goal of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is to increase joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength among individuals with arthritis.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Other Chronic Diseases, Adults, Elderly

Goal: Better Choices, Better HealthTM gives people with chronic conditions the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their heath, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Older Adults & Aging, Elderly, Urban

Goal: The goal of Bingocize is to improve mobility, balance, and ADL's in older adult populations.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Elderly

Goal: The goal of this program is to increase safety belt use among senior drivers.

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