Evidence Based Prevention Programs

What are Evidence-Based Programs?

Evidence-Based Programs are interventions that have been proven to have positive results.  They are developed and tested based on evidence from scientific studies.  The programs are presented by trained leaders who are monitored by master trainers to insure that the programs follow guidelines and lesson plan.  

The National Council on Aging's Center for Healthy Aging recognizes the two programs below to have positive effects on quality of life and reducing risk of injury from falls.  Both are available to seniors in the Milwaukee area.  Click on the links for current class schedules and locations or call the Milwaukee County Department on Aging Program manager at 414-469-5330.

Living Well - with Chronic Conditions

 

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Stepping On - Fall Prevention

 

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions is presented for  2 1/2 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks in  People with different chronic health problems attend together.

Workshops are facilitated by 2 trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals who have a chronic condition.  

 

In a Living Well Class you will learn:  

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation.
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  • Appropriate use of medications.
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals.
  • Tips for better nutrition.
  • How to evaluate new treatments.

Classes are highly participative, mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.


The Self-Management Program  is designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education such as Better Breathers, cardiac rehabilitation, or diabetes instruction. The program is especially helpful for people with more than one chronic condition, as it gives them the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.


To learn more about the program development, research base and scientific evaluation CLICK HERE to visit Wisconsin Department of Health Services Healthy Aging information site. 


 

 

Stepping On is presented once a week for 7 weeks. In a community setting. People who are at risk of falling, have a fear of falling, or who have fallen one or more times attend together.

Workshops are led by two trained leaders, a health professional and a peer who themselves meet the criteria for the class and has already taken the class.  

In a Stepping On class you will learn about fall prevention and behaviors that will help you to:

  • Reduce the risks of falls,
  • Improve self-management of your falls risk
  • Increase quality of life.
  • Improving balance
  • Gain strength
  • Make your home safer
  • Help your vision
  • Review your medications

Classes are highly participative, mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors to reduce the risk of falls and to maintain active and fulfilling lives.


The Stepping On program will not conflict with existing programs or treatments.


To learn more about the program development, research base and scientific evaluation CLICK HERE to visit Wisconsin Department of Health Services Healthy Aging information site.
 



 

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