205312 Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Programs at a local level

Monday, November 9, 2009

Donna Cox, PhD , Health Science Department, Towson University, Towson, MD
Donna Wagner, PhD , Center for Productive Aging, Towson University, Towson, MD
Emiko Takagi, PhD , Center for Productive Aging, Towson University, Towson, MD
This session will focus on the Maryland Living Well project, an evidence-based chronic disease self-management program that was part of the larger Administration on Aging grant to infuse evidence-based programs. Presenters, who served as evaluators for the project, will report on baseline and follow-up data from the 350 participants who completed both baseline and follow-up surveys as well as results from the process evaluation that was conducted. Of particular focus will be placed on the success stories and lessons learned while implementing the programs at a local level. Strategies used to sustain the programs will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
To identify critical implementation issues when preparing to adopt evidence-based programs To discuss programmatic factors that affect implementation of programs at a local level

Keywords: Adult Health, Challenges and Opportunities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Evaluator for the project
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.