Wisconsin's Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults

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What does "Evidence-Based Health Promotion" mean?

Evidence-based health promotion programs are interventions that are based on evidence that is generated by scientific studies.  The evidence shows that the program is effective in preventing disease and improving health.  These programs have gone through a research process to determine if they show the results that are intended by the program.  The program results have also been published in professional scientific journals. 

For example:  a program that is designed to increase physical activity among it's participants would be evaluated to measure whether or not a significant increase in physical activity actually happens after the participants complete the program. 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)

Tomando Control de su Salud (Stanford's Spanish Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)

Healthy Living with Diabetes (Stanford's Diabetes Self-Management Program)

Stepping On Falls Prevention Program

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

For a list of all Evidence-Based Health Promotion programs offered in Wisconsin please visit the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging.

Injury Prevention -- Falls Prevention Program

Information about the Falls Prevention Initiative (State's Falls Coalition), Burden of Falls Report, Falls Action Plan and Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

Organizational Structure of Wisconsin Evidence-Based Prevention Programs (PDF, 46 KB)

Statewide Coordination

For more information please contact:
Anne Hvizdak, Public Health Educator
Statewide Coordinator Evidence Based Health Promotion Programs
Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
Division of Long Term Care
WI Department of Health Services
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 551
Madison WI 53703
Anne.Hvizdak@wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-3111 Office

Last Revised: July 17, 2015