The Administration on Aging’s (AoA) Older Americans Act Title III-D is the legislation that sets the criteria and provides funding for evidence-based health promotion programs. AoA uses a graduated or tiered set of criteria for defining evidence-based interventions implemented through the Act: highest-level, intermediate, and minimal criteria.
- Undergone Experimental or Quasi-Experimental Design; and
- Level at which full translation has occurred in a community site; and
- Level at which dissemination products have been developed and are available to the public.
- Published in a peer-review journal; and
- Proven effective with older adult population, using some form of a control condition (e.g. pre-post study, case control design, etc.); and
- Some basis in translation for implementation by community-level organizations.
- Demonstrated through evaluation to be effective for improving the health and wellbeing of, or reducing disease, disability and/or injury among, older adults; and
- Ready for translation, implementation and/or broad dissemination by community-based organizations using appropriately credentialed practitioners.
Learn more about the programs supported by the Older Americans Act.