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These resources may be of interest to community members and investigators interested in healthy aging research and programming.

Healthy Aging

Rapid Assessment Physical Activity Tool (RAPA) is a brief instrument to assess physical activity in older adults. It is designed to be easily incorporated into clinical practice.

Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide was developed to provide information about the health benefits of mall walking and to present practical strategies for starting and maintaining walking programs in malls and other venues.

CDC Built Environment Assessment Tool Manual is a direct systematic observation data collection instrument for measuring the core features and quality of the built environment related to behaviors that affect health, especially behaviors such as walking, biking, and other types of physical activity.

Environmental and Policy Change Clearinghouse
A searchable database of resources, tools, and concrete strategies that support local efforts in environmental and policy change for healthy aging.

Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging Series.
Modules include webinars and presentations on :

Introduction to Environmental and Policy Change for Healthy Aging
Optimal Living Environments for Healthy Aging
Integrated Approaches to Mobility
Emerging Environmental Issues in Healthy Aging

Evidence-Based Leadership Council
The Evidence-Based Leadership Council is a national collaborative of health innovation leaders who represent evidence-based programs and community-based organizations dedicated to adult wellness.

Online Training Modules on Introduction to Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults. NCOA Center for Healthy Aging.
Modules include:

Making the Case for Health Promotion within the Older Population
What is Evidence-Based Health Promotion?
Assuring Program Quality: The Importance of Reach and Adoption
Assuring Program Quality: The Importance of Fidelity
Assuring Program Quality: The Importance of Maintenance

Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

CDC Promotes Public Health Approach To Address Depression among Older Adults. Critical Issue Brief. Health Aging Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/CIB_mental_health.pdf

The State of Mental Health and Aging in America. Issue Brief 2: Addressing Depression in Older Adults: Selected Evidence-Based Programs. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors; 2009. Available at: www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/mental_health_brief_2.pdf

Health Disparities

CDC health disparities resources

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

US DHHS Office of Minority Health

Health Promotion and Marketing

CDC health marketing resources

CDCynergy
A collecton of issue-oriented health communication planning resources.

The Community Guide

Listservs, enewsletters, and email updates

Cancer Prevention Research [listserv]
From the UC Berkeley Prevention Research Center for Family and Community Health.

CDC Prevention Research Centers Program [email updates]

Healthy Aging List [listserv]
A CDC-sponsored forum to exchange information, meeting announcements, and new research findings. Send an email requesting to be added to the list.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) [enewsletter]
Sign up on the NCPPA Web site.

Training Workshop Curriculum Materials

Putting Public Health Evidence in Action
Download all files needed to conduct training developed by the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.