Communications

 

Social Media Toolkit This toolkit by Wilder Foundation provides a guide for blogs and templates for editorial schedules for Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Suggestions for Communications Planning Prepared and presented by Rainbow Research at all-community Wellness 50+ gathering. Provide an overview of various audiences and channels for reaching them. Communications/Marketing

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*Wellness 50+ Presentations, Videos and Materials

 

Tools and Templates Survey Monkey. Survey Monkey allows you to set up surveys, collect data and create reports from the data. Contact Julie Roles at jroles@vital-aging-network.org for username and password and support in using the program. Sample Notes Format – Meeting Notes Template Wellness Priorities to Action Plan – ActionPlan-Priorities-to-reporting.pdf

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Aging

 

The Big Idea in 4 Minutes – Coming of Age In Aging America What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? Coming of Age in Aging America is a PBS documentary broadcast,

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Evidence-Based Practice

 

Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America: New Opportunities for Evidence-Based Policy Solutions From the The Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy, Meeting the health needs of an aging America requires policy proposals based on the best-available research evidence about how to improve access, affordability and the quality of health

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Community Engagement

 

ACHIEVE Healthy Communities ACHIEVE fosters collaborative partnerships between city and county health officials, city and county government, tribal programs, parks and recreation departments, local YMCAs, local health-related coalitions, and other representatives from the school, business, health, and community sectors to implement improvements. The Collective Leadership Framework: A Workbook for Cultivating

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Measurement and Assessment

 

CDC Healthy Communities Program Center for Disease Control’s Healthy Communities Program offers tools for community assessment. Health Indicators Warehouse Provides easy access to health-related data by topic, by geography, and initiative. Gallup Healthyways Well-Being Index Daily survey of U.S. adults collecting data on life evaluation, physical health, emotional health, healthy

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Demographics

 

Age Cohorts Report for Minnesota Demographic information by county, city, congressional district. Minnesota total population projections by age and gender, 2013-2060 US Census Data, Community Facts Provides data by state, county, city, town or zip code in an easy to use interface.

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General Wellness

 

America’s Health Rankings: A call to action for individuals and their communities. The 25th year of this important ranking report published by UnitedHealthcare. “All of us need to continue addressing unhealthy behavios and being leaders in our families, among our friends, at our workplaces and in our communities.” America’s Health

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Prevention, Healing, Coping

 

Diabetes Diabetes Publications The following publications are made available free of cost by the National Institutes of Health. and the Washington State Department of Health. 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life and, for folks with or worried they may have prediabetes, Small Steps Big Rewards. All publications are

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Physical and Social Activity

 

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age New York Times, January 29, 2014, Gretchen Reynolds. Becoming physically active in middle age, even if someone has been sedentary for years, substantially reduces the likelihood that he or she will become seriously ill or physically disabled in retirement, new research shows. How

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Healthy Thinking, Feeling and Being

 

The Suicide Epidemic, Newsweek, 5/22/13, Tony Dokoupll. Self-harm now takes more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined. Why are we killing ourselves, and how can we stop it? Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo New York Times, 6/16/13, Paula Span. An informal group discusses philosophical

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Healthy Eating

 

Healthy Eating Minnesota The Healthy Eating Minnesota Network connects you with others who care about creating healthier food systems in Minnesota. How Much Exercise to Work Off This Sandwich? New York Times, Douglas Quenqua, April 29, 2013 If calorie counts won’t deter people from overeating, maybe the threat of exercise

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Evaluation

 

Nancy estimates that we will need $30,000 for an outside evaluator Wilder Rainbow Research Improve Group Do an RFP at beginning of the project? Student evaluators to help collect data? HealthPartners?  

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Environmental Scan Findings

 

Beacon Communities of Southeastern MN Beacon Communities Wellness 50+  (Wellness 50+ format) Se-minnesota-onc-beacon-community Beacon Communities   (Article in Health Affairs: An Early Status Report On The Beacon Communities’ Plans For Transformation Via Health Information Technology) Allina Neighborhood Health Connection ALLINA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CONNECTION   (Wellness 50+ format) Blue Zones Blue Zones

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Data to Keep in Mind

 

Older People Are Much More Likely To Be Among the Top-spending Percentiles for Healthcare “The elderly (age 65 and over) made up around 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2002, but they consumed 36 percent of total U.S. personal health care expenses. The average health care expense in 2002

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Wellness 50+ Project Documents

 

This page provides links to current Wellness 50+ project documents. If you modify a file, add REV and current date (REV2513) at the end of the filename and upload and insert the new file at the top of the list. About the Project Wellness50SharedVision3-2013 Community Requirements and Community Logic Model

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*Wellness 50+

 
*Wellness 50+

This portion of the wiki is intended for collaboration among members of the Vital Aging Network’s Wellness 50+ program. Program Description The Vital Aging Network’s Wellness 50+ program plans to embed sustainable wellness initiatives in four communities over three years. The initiatives will be led by older adults trained through

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Wiki Style Guide

 

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