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Evidence-based prevention programs are proven by research to work. The terms “science-based,” or “research-based” are sometimes used interchangeably.

Evidence-based programs are grounded in sound theory with well-designed evaluation measures to demonstrate their effectiveness. Published, scientific studies generate evidence of the positive results of the intervention. The more often a study is replicated, the stronger the evidence.

The programs are packaged for easy translation to the community setting. When we implement the programs as designed, we can expect positive results.

What are some of the benefits of evidence-based programs?

  • Increases the likelihood of positive outcomes
  • Leads to efficient use of resources
  • Makes the spread of programs easier
  • Provides common performance measures
  • Assists with getting funding

What evidence-based prevention programs are being offered in South Carolina?

For more information about evidence-based prevention programs for seniors in South Carolina, contact:

South Carolina Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging
(803) 734-5186
masimons@aging.sc.gov
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
(803) 898-0760
plasscf@dhec.sc.gov