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Tools & Resources

CDSMP Healthcare cost savings Estimator tool

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Cost Savings Estimator Tool helps users estimate potential annual healthcare cost savings based on the anticipated number of participants to enroll in CDSMP within the next 12 months. Tailored estimates are created based on users’ local and state data. Estimates from this Tool can help program administrators and decision makers document the success of local CDSMP implementation efforts, create strategic budgets for program delivery based on desired returns on investments, and make the business cases for new partnerships and future funding.

Exercise and screening for you (EASY) tool

This tool provides older adults and professionals with recommendations for safe and appropriate activities in light of known risk factors. It offers a comprehensive approach in matching individuals to an appropriate exercise program, identifying potential risk factors associated with exercise, providing safety tips and encouraging communication with medical providers.

Evidence to Programs Toolkit

Whether you are new to evidence-based programing or have been implementing evidence-based programs for years, this Toolkit contains useful information you can use. Developed by the Community Research Center for Senior Health (CRC-Senior Health), this internet-based Toolkit was developed to support community-based organizations select, implement, and evaluate EBP. The Toolkit is divided into two sections: (1) selecting a suitable EBP; and (2) implementing EBPs with fidelity.


General Aging Information

Administration for Community Living: Profile of Older Americans 2016
American Society on Aging
CDC: Healthy Aging for Older Adults
CDC: The State of Aging and Health in America
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
National Institute on Aging
National Council on Aging- Center for Healthy Aging
Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Profile of Older Americans (Administration for Community Living)
Recovery Programs on Aging
Statistics: 49 Million People 65 Years and Older in U.S.
Texas Department of State Health Services Library Catalog
UN Decade of Healthy Ageing
World Report on Aging and Health
World Health Organization: Ageing

Aging and Technology

AARP: Technology

Building Healthy Environments

AARP: Livable Communities Guide
Aging and the National Prevention Strategy
CDC: Healthy Aging and the Built Environment
CDC: Impact of the Built Environment on Health
Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide

Cancer Prevention and Control

CDC: Cancer Prevention and Control
CDC: Lung Cancer
CDC: Prostate Cancer
WHO: Cancer Prevention


AARP: Caregiving
Administration on Aging: Caregiver Tip Sheet
Aging Network Volunteer Resource Center
CDC: Caregiving

Communicating with Older Adults

Aging Care - Speaking to Elderly Parents
International Council on Active Aging - Guidelines for Effective Communication
Serving Diverse Elders

Chronic Disease

Alzheimer's Association: Signs and Symptoms
CDC: Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging: Healthy Brain Initiative
CDC: Diabetes Basics
CDC: Mental Health Conditions
CDC: Overweight and Obesity
National Diabetes Prevention Program
National Institute on Aging: Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheets
NIH: Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's
MCC Framework
Prevalence of Obesity in Older Adults

Evidence-Based Program Clearinghouse

About Evidence-Based Programs
Evidence-Based Leadership Council

Evidence-Based Programming for Older Adults
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Roadmap to Community-Integrated Health Care


CDC: Important Facts about Falls
Mobility Loss Puts Older Adults at Risk
NCOA: Falls Prevention
NIH: Falls and Falls Prevention
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging: Preventing Falls at Home
Texas Falls Prevention Coalition

Geriatric Care

Aging Care: Speaking to Elderly Parents
CDC: Advance Care Planning
International Council on Active Aging: Guidelines for Effective Communication
NIH: Long-Term Care
NIH: Talking with Your Patient

Health Care and Policy Issues

AARP: Health Issues
AARP: Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA
AARP: Social Security
Long-term Support and Services
Medicare and Medicaid in Texas
Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status


Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
CDC: Physical Activity for Older Adults
Go4Life: The National Institute on Aging health education campaign
National Institute on Aging: What's On Your Plate?


ACL: COVID-19 Information
CDC: COVID-19 Guidance
AARP: Health Conditions: Latest Updates on Coronavirus