Healthy Aging Communication Network
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Information and Resources
To maintain and protect our health as we age it is important to have access to and utilize all of the preventive health screenings that are available through health care providers. When planning healthy aging programs or services focused on chronic conditions, there are resources available for HACN partners. Early detection is important. There is a one time "Welcome to Medicare" physical exam that includes preventive screenings and you can link to "e; Your Guide to Medicare's Preventive Services" for more information.
Reducing risk factors for chronic conditions and diseases such as physical inactivity, smoking and poor nutrition are also important. If a chronic disease has already been diagnosed it is important for each older adult to understand and take an active role in the management of the chronic condition.
On the Professional Resources page you will find landmark reports, data sources and tools such as evidence-based programs.
The HACN provides resources for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, resources and connections to partners addressing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer.
The HACN has a Chronic Disease Self-management Program (CDSMP) Master Trainer's group which meets regularly via the web with their partners offering this program in the aging communities.