|Health Promotion &
The purpose of the Health Promotion and Prevention Program is to promote good health by developing and providing public health evidence based programs. Evidence-based programs are shown to be effective at helping participants adopt healthy behaviors, improve their health status, and reduce their use of hospital services and emergency room visits. Older Americans are disproportionately affected by chronic disease.
Evidence-based programs can mitigate the negative impact of chronic diseases and related injuries, such as falls. Evidence-based programs empower older adults to take control of their health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through increased self-efficacy and self-management.
Evidence-based programs currently being offered at various locations through-out the seventeen county service area are:
- Fitness Reaching Older Generations (FROG) - an exercise program designed to help older adults improve their mobility and strength to help prevent injuries caused by falls. Exercise is low-impact, with or without chair assistance, and only as strenuous as you want it to
- Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance - an 8-form version of Tai Chi that Oregon Research Institute studies have found can substantially decrease the risk of falls in older adults.
Contact us for more information about the above programs and other Health Promotion and Prevention Programs being offered at numerous locations throughout our seventeen county service
for more information about the above programs and other Health Promotion and Prevention Programs being offered at numerous locations throughout our seventeen county service area.