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Key Resources About COVID-19 for Professionals

Get help navigating the pandemic with these resources, including emergency protocols, coverage of testing and treatment, and how to connect with local officials.

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Feb 18, 2021

A Framework of Change For Successful Implementation of Medicare Part B Benefits

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Feb 16, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: Chronic Care Management (CCM)

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Feb 16, 2021

Documentation Packet: Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

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Feb 16, 2021

Information Resource: Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

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Feb 16, 2021

Readiness Review: Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

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Feb 15, 2021

Resource Guide: Terminology for Virtual Programming

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Feb 12, 2021

About the Center for Healthy Aging

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Feb 12, 2021

How to Advocate as a Nonprofit for Older Americans

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Feb 10, 2021

Facts and Benefits About Senior Centers You Probably Didn't Know

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Feb 08, 2021

A Call To Action to Improve Cultural Relevance and Accessibility: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities

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Feb 08, 2021

Aging Well for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities for Older Adults

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Feb 01, 2021

Tip Sheet for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

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Feb 01, 2021

Improving Health in Senior Centers

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Jan 27, 2021

Core Benefits Cheat Sheet

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Jan 22, 2021

How to Write to Congress

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Jan 15, 2021

Changes to Medicare in 2021

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Jan 15, 2021

How to Get an Elected Official to Attend Your Event

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Jan 11, 2021

Congress' Final Legislative Package of 2020: What's In It for Older Adults

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Jan 07, 2021

Early Social Security Retirement: A Losing Proposition?

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Jan 01, 2021

ACL Grant Reporting Requirements for Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

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Jan 01, 2021

Apply to Become an Evidence-Based Program

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Jan 01, 2021

Behavioral Health Programs for Older Adults

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Jan 01, 2021

Business Planning & Sustainability

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Jan 01, 2021

Instructions: Adding a New Host Organization or Implementation Site to the CDSME Database

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Jan 01, 2021

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education and People with Disabilities: Successful Practices

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Jan 01, 2021

Delivery Infrastructure & Capacity

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Jan 01, 2021

Developing Partnerships with the Disability Community

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Jan 01, 2021

Do’s and Don’ts for Modifying Data Collection Forms

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Jan 01, 2021

Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

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Jan 01, 2021

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

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Jan 01, 2021

Get the Facts on Healthy Aging

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Jan 01, 2021

About the Falls Free® Initiative

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Dec 14, 2020

Effective Advocacy at Home

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Nov 19, 2020

Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Nov 17, 2020

About the Center for Benefits Access

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Nov 04, 2020

Current Senior SNAP Enrollment Grantees

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Nov 01, 2020

Evidence-based Falls Prevention Programs Risk Continuum Guidance for Program Selection

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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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Oct 01, 2020

About Evidence-Based Programs

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Sep 30, 2020

Benefits Outreach to Underserved Populations: Best Practices

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Sep 25, 2020

Data Collection Guidance for “Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions”

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Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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Sep 01, 2020

Evidence-Based Program: Active Living Every Day

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Sep 01, 2020

Evidence-Based Program: Active Choices

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Sep 01, 2020

Donut Hole: Who Pays What in Part D

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Aug 27, 2020

Evidence-Based Program: ¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes! (¡Sí, Yo Puedo!)

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Aug 20, 2020

Economic Security Initiative Toolkit

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Aug 20, 2020

Evidence-Based Program: A Matter of Balance

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Aug 03, 2020

FAQ: Medicare Coverage of Hospice Care

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Aug 01, 2020

Becoming a Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider: What CBOs Need to Know

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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Jul 19, 2020

Falls Prevention Awareness Week Promotion Toolkit

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Jul 10, 2020

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): What You Need to Know

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Jun 23, 2020

Appealing a Part D Drug Coverage Denial

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May 15, 2020

Guidance for Resuming On-Site Senior Center Operations

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Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Older Adults: Support for Community-Based Physical and Behavioral Health

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Apr 16, 2020

Economic Insecurity for Older Adults in the Presence of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mar 27, 2020

Getting the Care You Need via Telemedicine

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Mar 18, 2020

Encouraging Older Adults to Stay Active and Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Mar 16, 2020

Do Your Part to Stem COVID-19: An Intergenerational Call to Action

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Mar 10, 2020

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Senior Centers

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Feb 27, 2020

Census 2020 & Older Adults: Reaching the Hard to Reach

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Feb 13, 2020

Finding a Common Language for Intergenerational Work Cultures

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Jan 22, 2020

Aging Mastery Program® Qualifications for Older Americans Act Title III Funding

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Dec 06, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions for Administration for Community Living Grantees Implementing Better Choices, Better Health Online

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Dec 01, 2019

Aging Mastery Program® Overview

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Nov 06, 2019

A Profile of Older U.S. Veterans

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Nov 01, 2019

Becoming ResourceFULL: Savvy Saving Seniors Financial Education

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Oct 25, 2019

Contribute to Public Safety on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Oct 17, 2019

Genetic Testing Fraud: A Concerning Trend for Seniors

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Oct 15, 2019

Authorization to Share and/or Exchange Data With the National Council on Aging

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Aug 23, 2019

Community Health Workers: Working in a Meaningful & Impactful Manner with Older Adults

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Jul 16, 2019

Fight the Heat with Hydration and Nutrition

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Jul 01, 2019

Caring and Connecting with Latino Older Adults

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Jun 07, 2019

Aging Mastery® = Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

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May 21, 2019

Community Organizations in Disaster Efforts: From Preparedness to Relief

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Apr 25, 2019

Elder Index Measure of Economic Security

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Apr 11, 2019

The Costs in Medicare Advantage/Part C

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Apr 02, 2019

National Volunteer Month: Doing Something Good

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Mar 30, 2019

Differences Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

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Feb 14, 2019

Documentation and Billing Processes Guidance for Medicare Part B Benefits

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Jan 01, 2019

Falls Prevention Data Collection Presentation for Partners

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Dec 03, 2018

What Is the Aging Mastery Program®?

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Nov 01, 2018

Avoiding the Part D Donut Hole

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Sep 19, 2018

What Is the Aging Mastery® Starter Kit?

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Sep 13, 2018

How SNAP Ensures Healthy Aging

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Aug 09, 2018

Building a Place of Gathering and Connection

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Jul 26, 2018

"Sticking" the Message about Medicare Benefits

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Jul 03, 2018

Chronic Care Management (CCM) Readiness Review

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Jun 13, 2018

Promising Practices of Benefits Enrollment Centers

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May 21, 2018

Animal Programming at Senior Centers

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May 16, 2018

The Aging Mastery Program® Is Research- and Evidence-Based

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May 10, 2018

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program®

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Apr 25, 2018

Energy Assistance Programs Beyond LIHEAP

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Mar 07, 2018

Rural & Frontier Outreach: A Culturally Relative Approach

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Mar 05, 2018

Implementing Evidence-Based Programs to Address Chronic Pain

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Jan 24, 2018

The Burial Disregard in Asset Tests

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Nov 22, 2017

Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers

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Nov 15, 2017

Video: Improving Quality of Life and Health Care Outcomes through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

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Aug 07, 2017

Earned Media Guide to Outreach

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Aug 07, 2017

Radio PSAs: How to Use in Outreach

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Jul 01, 2017

Marketing and Recruitment Materials for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

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Jun 09, 2017

Reimbursement of Falls-Related Services with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code Flyer

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Mar 29, 2017

Engaging American Indian/Alaska Native Elders in Falls Prevention Programs

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Dec 08, 2016

Building Bridges Part III: It's All in the Details

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Nov 28, 2016

Hospital Transition and Discharge Planning

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Nov 10, 2016

Building Bridges Part II: Partnering with Like-Minded Organizations

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Oct 13, 2016

Building Bridges Part I: Creating a Foundation for AMP in Your Community

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Sep 01, 2016

Falls Prevention Awareness in Public Transportation

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Jul 14, 2016

Aging Mastery®: Sharing Knowledge Locally and Beyond

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Jul 08, 2016

Aging Mastery Program® Elective Classes

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Jun 07, 2016

A Guide to Preventing Older Adult Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse/Abuse: Screening and Brief Interventions

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Jun 01, 2016

Ending Stigma Around Receiving Benefits

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Mar 16, 2016

Aging Mastery Program® Core Curriculum

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Sep 02, 2015

Falls Prevention Programs: Saving Lives, Saving Money Infographic

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Jun 15, 2015

Infographic: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

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Jun 11, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions: Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)

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Jun 11, 2015

A Practical Guide to State Coalition Building for Falls Prevention

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Jun 11, 2015

Get the Facts on Osteoporosis, Falls, and Broken Bones

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May 07, 2015

Food Assistance Benefits

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Be A Guest Writer for NCOA

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Building Trust through Peer-to-Peer Volunteers

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Cost Calculator for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

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Home Equity Product Awareness Among Older Homeowners & Financial Advisors

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Energy Assistance Benefits

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Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

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Welcome to Aging Mastery®

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ACL Grant Reporting Requirements for Falls Prevention

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Falls Prevention Success Stories

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Building Excellence: Senior Center Self-Assessment National Accreditation Manual

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Improving Access to Transportation for Older Adults & People with Disabilities

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Data Collection Tools for Falls Prevention Programs

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Evaluation

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Data Collection Tools for Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

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Telephone Town Halls: A Guide to Outreach

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