Evidenced-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Area Agencies

The resources below are intended for use by staff members of the South Carolina Department on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging.  If you are a member of the public who is in need of evidenced-based resources and has reached this page in error, please visit our public page at aging.sc.gov.

DEFINITION OF "EVIDENCED-BASED"

Congress mandated in 2012 that III-D funding can only be used for programs that have been demonstrated to be evidenced-based.

There are TWO ways in which to determine whether a program is considered to be evidenced-based:

Method #1: The program has been considered to be evidenced-based by any operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is shown to be effective for older adults.  EBP database search tools can be used to find pre-approved EBP.

EBP Database Search Tools

Link to National Council on Aging EBP Database

Link to Best Practice Caregiving EBP Database

 

Method #2: ACL's Evidence-Based 5 Point Criteria:

  • Demonstrated through evaluation to be effective for improving the health and well-being or reducing disease, disability and/or injury among older adults; and

  • Proven effective with older adult population, using Experimental or Quasi-Experimental Design; * and

  • Research results published in a peer-review journal; and

  • Fully translated in one or more community site(s); and

  • Includes developed dissemination products that are available to the public.

* Please contact Rowan Goodrich for final approval

EVIDENCED-BASED PROGRAM PARTNERS

Consider partnering with an institute of higher learning or another state agency to implement EBP in your region.  Please see below for examples of EBP partners.

Link to Hypertension Management Program - Clemson Cooperative Extension

Link to National Diabetes Prevention Program - Clemson Cooperative Extension

Walk with Ease Program - SCDHEC

  • Bamberg, Calhoun, Chester, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Hampton, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Williamsburg and York counties
  • Contact: Farrah Wigand, (803) 922-6788, wigandfa@dhec.sc.gov

Walk with Ease Program - Clemson Youth Learning Institute

  • Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Barnwell, Cherokee, Clarendon, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union
  • Contact: (864) 878-1103, info@clemsonsnaped.com

EVIDENCED-BASED PROGRAM RESOURCES

Link to Process to Become an Evidenced-Based Program

Link to National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging

Link to Evidenced-Based Leadership Collaborative

EVIDENCED-BASED PROGRAM POLICY AND FORMS

AAA Monitoring Tool III-D (.doc)

*III-D Evidenced-Based Program Training Request Form (.pdf)

*III-D Evidenced-Based Program Approval Form (.pdf)

*III-D Pre-Approval/Final Approval Form - for materials not included in unit cost calculations (Excel)

Link to Code of Federal Regulations - Subpart E - Cost Principles

*These are sample forms and are not required.  AAAs may use their own forms.

 

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