Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program (Title IIID)Quick Index:
The Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program (Title IIID) supports programs that are based on scientific evidence and demonstrated through rigorous evaluation to be effective in improving the health of older adults. Chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common preventable health problems. Many older adults experience limitations in activities due to such conditions. Title IIID evidence-based health promotion programs provide adults with techniques and strategies to delay and/or manage chronic health conditions and include activities that promote; improved nutrition, emotional and social well-being, physical fitness and fall prevention.
The Aging Network has been moving toward implementing disease prevention health promotion programs that are based on scientific evidence and proven to improve the health of older adults. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Congressional appropriations require that Older Americans Act Title IIID funding be used only for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion programs which have been demonstrated through rigorous evaluation to be evidence-based.
In consultation with the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), CDA established July 1, 2016 as California’s implementation date for this new evidence-based standard. This effective date aligns with the State Fiscal Year.
For more information on California’s Title IIID programs please review PM 15-10.
For additional information on the Administration for Community Living (ACL) definition of evidence-based programs visit the ACL Title IIID website.
Methods to Determine if a Program Meets the Title IIID Evidence-Based Requirements
AAAs must use one of the following methods to demonstrate the program meets ACL evidence-based requirements:
- AAAs may use the Title IIID funding to support any evidence-based program(s) that have been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or
- AAAs may use Title IIID funding to support program(s) that meet the criteria for ACL’s evidence-based definition. The program must:
- Have demonstrated through evaluation that they are effective for improving the health and well-being or reducing the disability and/or injury among older adults.
- Have been proven effective with the older adult population, having used an Experimental or Quasi-Experimental Design.
- Have research/evaluation results that have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Have been implemented previously at the community level (with fidelity to the published research) and shown to be effective outside a research setting.
- Include program manuals, guides, and/or handouts that are available to the public.
- Older Americans Act Section 102 (14)(A-L) and Section 361
- National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS) and State Program Report (SPR)- Reporting requirements for Title III and VII (May 2013)
Resources & Tools
- National Council on Aging Title III-D Highest Tier Evidence-Based Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs
This chart was developed through the Administration for Community Living’s review and includes program description, costs, contact information, program goals and training requirements.
Please note a program does not need to be included on this chart to be considered a highest level evidence-based program. For more information on how to evaluate programs that are not on this list review Program Memo 15-10.
- Administration on Aging, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services (OAA Title IIID)
- Toolkit on Evidence-Based Programing for Seniors!
- NCOA Evidence-Based Program Resources