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Evidence-Based Disability and Disease Prevention for Elders

Developing Local Programs


Nancy A. Whitelaw, Ph.D., Director, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on the Aging, Washington, DC.

Dr. Whitelaw presented a model for designing, planning, and evaluating programs to reduce risk at the community level. RE-AIM (Reach, Efficacy/Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance) is a systematic way for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to evaluate health behavior interventions.

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